Joy is a deep seated contentment. – Dennis Swick
Because of what Jesus has done for me I now have joy that is inexpressible and glorious (1 Peter 1:8).
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and though you do not even see Him now, you believe and trust in Him and you greatly rejoice and delight with inexpressible and glorious joy”
When a sinner repents, there is great joy in Heaven (Luke 15:7,10).
“there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.” v9
“there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents [that is, changes his inner self—his old way of thinking, regrets past sins, lives his life in a way that proves repentance; and seeks God’s purpose for his life].” v10
When I go to heaven I will enter into the joy of the Lord (Matthew 25:23).
23 His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little, I will put you in charge of many things; share in the joy of your master.’
My sorrow will be turned into joy (John 16:22).
No man will take my joy from me (John 16:22).
22 So for now you are in grief; but I will see you again, and [then] your hearts will rejoice, and no one will take away from you your [great] joy.”
The Lord rejoices over you with shouts of joy (Zephaniah 3:17-18).
“The Lord your God is in your midst,
A Warrior who saves.
He will rejoice over you with joy;
He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins],
He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
O come, let us sing joyfully to the Lord;
Let us shout joyfully to the rock of our salvation.
Adapted from an article by Dennis Swick: Inexplicable Joy
There is a place Excerpt:
When this life is over
and we’ve lived it all for self
we’ll have nothing in eternity
but self and self that’s all
no pleasantness again
For God is good
God is joy…