16 Scriptures about Joy to Use at a Women’s Retreat or Ministry Event with a Joy Theme
Flipping through the pages of my Bible to find my favorite scriptures about joy brings me such…joy. Funny how that works, isn’t it. 🙂 I was listening to a Christian podcast today as I drove home from visiting a friend in Oklahoma, and one of the topics covered was how although we learn so much and deepen our faith through struggle, we also can do the same through our joy. I think that’s true, don’t you? In times of complete joy, we feel the love of Christ around us and want to share it with the world. I just love that!
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To go along with my Joy in Jesus Christian women’s retreat theme, I wanted to give you some of the extra scriptures about joy we’ve used as inspiration and to guide discussion. You might also want to check out 10 Favorite Worship Songs about Joy.
Each of these verses provides hope and encouragement.
16 Scriptures about Joy
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth. Serve the LORD with gladness; Come before Him with joyful singing. Psalm 100:1-2
Shout joyfully to the LORD, all the earth; Break forth and sing for joy and sing praises. Psalm 98:4
Sing to Him a new song; Play skillfully with a shout of joy. Psalm 33:3
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival. Psalm 42:4
O clap your hands, all peoples; Shout to God with the voice of joy. Psalm 47:1
Sing for joy to God our strength; Shout joyfully to the God of Jacob. Psalm 81:1
O come, let us sing for joy to the LORD, Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1
The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous; The right hand of the LORD does valiantly. Psalm 118:15
The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him. Psalm 28:7
Shout joyfully to God, all the earth; Psalm 66:1
My lips will shout for joy when I sing praises to You; And my soul, which You have redeemed. Psalm 71:23
Let the word of Christ richly dwell within you, with all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:16
Go, eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart, for God has already approved what you do. Ecclesiastes 9:7
Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. James 1:2-3
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
I have much to write to you, but I do not want to use paper and ink. Instead, I hope to visit you and talk with you face to face, so that our joy may be complete. 2 John 1:12
Use these scriptures as extra encouragement and motivation for the ladies at your ‘Joy’ retreat. You could also make bookmarks using these scriptures. Here are directions for making your own bookmarks absolutely free – How to Create Christian Bookmarks
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