Devotionals about Joy

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Why Jesus Rejoices

Read: Luke 10:17-24 Blessed are the eyes that see what you see! (v. 23) When mission groups return, the participants often give a report to the congregation that sent them. Stories


Tears in the Dark

Read: Psalm 30 Weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. (v. 5 NIV) It usually isn’t good for me to wake up in the middle of

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Good or Bad Day?

Read: Ecclesiastes 3:9-15 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live. (v. 12) Have you noticed that


Delight in Each Other

Read: Romans 12:9-21 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. (v. 10) One of the first songs I learned to play on the guitar was “They’ll


Rejoice in What’s Good

Read: Deuteronomy 26:1-11 And you shall rejoice in all the good that the LORD your God has given to you and to your house, you, and the Levite, and the


Rejoicing in Mercy

Read: Luke 15:11-32 But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. (v. 20) Abraham Lincoln


Delight in the Unexpected

Read: John 20:1-18 Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher). (v. 16) “Mom, come quick! You have to see this!” My


When Delight Is Hard

Read: Psalm 13:1-6 But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation. (v. 5) About one-third of the psalms in the Bible are psalms of


Delight through Song

Read: Psalm 96:1-13 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. (v. 2) My dad once said to me, “April, there are two kinds