JOY



Neh. 8:10  Nehemiah said, “…Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

Psa. 16:11  You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

Psa. 30:5  …weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Psa. 30:11  You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,

Psa. 126:5,6  Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.  He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.

Psa. 132:16  I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.

Isa. 12:3  With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Isa. 35:10  and the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.

Isa. 61:3  and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.

Isa. 61:10  I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Jer. 31:13  Then maidens will dance and be glad, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.

John 15:11  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

John 17:13  I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.

Confession
“Thank you, Lord, I am filled with delight day after day, rejoicing always in Your presence.  You have anointed me with the oil of joy, and sorrow and sighing have fled away.  You, O Lord, have filled my heart with great joy.  You fill me with joy in your presence, you fill me with eternal pleasures at your right hand.  I will ever sing for joy because I take refuge in you!”



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