18 Wonderful Quotes about Joy

Joy! It’s a wonderful word, and it’s something that Christians should always have. But is it merely happiness, or something deeper? This collection of quotes shares some wisdom from Christians past and present about the true meaning of joy.

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    Joy is the serious business of Heaven.

C.S. LewisTweet this quote

C.S. Lewis Quote - "Joy is the serious business of Heaven."

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    The Lord gives his people perpetual joy when they walk in obedience to him.

Dwight L. MoodyTweet this quote

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    For seven days you shall keep the feast to the Lord your God at the place that the Lord will choose, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your produce and in all the work of your hands, so that you will be altogether joyful.

Deuteronomy 16:15Tweet this quote

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    When our lives are filled with peace, faith and joy, people will want to know what we have.

David JeremiahTweet this quote

  1. 14

    I was delivered from the burden that had so heavily suppressed me. The spirit of mourning was taken from me, and I knew what it was to truly rejoice in God my Savior.

George WhitefieldTweet this quote

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    Joy, not grit, is the hallmark of holy obedience. We need to be light-hearted in what we do to avoid taking ourselves too seriously. It is a cheerful revolt against self and pride.

Richard J. FosterTweet this quote

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    To pursue joy is to lose it. The only way to get it is to follow steadily the path of duty, without thinking of joy, and then, like sheep, it comes most surely unsought, and we “being in the way,” the angel of God, bright-haired joy, is sure to meet us.

Alexander MacLarenTweet this quote

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    Joy is strength.

Mother TeresaTweet this quote

Mother Teresa Quote - "Joy is Strength"

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    The only lasting and fully satisfying joys for any man lie on the other side of a cross.

Walter J. ChantryTweet this quote

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    You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Psalm 16:11Tweet this quote

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    If you have no joy, there’s a leak in your Christianity somewhere.

Billy SundayTweet this quote

Billy Sunday Quote - "If you have no joy, there's a leak in your Christianity somewhere."

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    The very nature of Joy makes nonsense of our common distinction between having and wanting.

C.S. LewisTweet this quote

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    Joy is distinctly a Christian word and a Christian thing. It is the reverse of happiness. Happiness is the result of what happens of an agreeable sort. Joy has its springs deep down inside. And that spring never runs dry, no matter what happens. Only Jesus gives that joy. He had joy, singing its music within, even under the shadow of the cross.

S.D. GordonTweet this quote

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    It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joy full.

A. B. SimpsonTweet this quote

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    Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God.

Sam StormsTweet this quote

Sam Storms Quote - "Joy is not necessarily the absence of suffering, it is the presence of God."

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    For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.

Psalm 30:5Tweet this quote

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    Happiness is untested delight. Joy is delight tested.

Jack HylesTweet this quote

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    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness

Galations 5:22Tweet this quote

Galations 5:22 Scripture - Fruit of the Spirit



After reading these words about joy, my prayer is that you will be filled with the joy of the Lord, and will take that joy to share with the world around you.

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