What Jesus teaches about Joy


Joy is a beautiful gift from God, a fruit of the Spirit that transforms our lives and lifts our spirits. It’s more than just happiness that is dependent on circumstances; it’s a deep-seated sense of peace and contentment that comes from knowing Jesus. Imagine waking up each day with a light heart and an optimistic outlook, no matter what challenges come your way. That’s the kind of joy Jesus offers to each of us!

In today’s world, joy can sometimes feel elusive. Stress, disappointment, and daily challenges can easily wear us down. But Jesus teaches us how to tap into a deeper well of joy that the world cannot touch. Are you ready to unlock this joy in your life? Let’s dive in!

Bible Verse

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


In this verse, Jesus speaks to His disciples about the joy He wants to impart in their lives. He emphasizes that His teachings and His presence are designed to fill us with joy—a joy so complete and fulfilling, it transforms our very being.

The joy Jesus refers to is not superficial, nor is it affected by external circumstances. It is rooted in a relationship with Him and adherence to His teachings. When we align ourselves with His word and His love, our joy becomes complete because it is deeply rooted and everlasting.

This joy offers us strength, as Nehemiah 8:10 tells us, "The joy of the Lord is your strength." In times of trial, this divine joy uplifts us, offering a perspective of hope and resilience. Joy, in Jesus, is not an afterthought; it’s a cornerstone of our faith journey.

Actions to Take

  1. Daily Prayer and Meditation: Spend time each day in prayer and meditation, focusing on the joy Christ brings into your life.

  2. Gratitude Journal: Keep a journal in which you jot down things you’re grateful for, especially moments that bring you joy.

  3. Acts of Kindness: Perform random acts of kindness. Bringing joy to others will often amplify your own.

  4. Worship and Praise: Join a community in worship and praise, embracing the collective joy that comes from fellowship.

  5. Bible Study: Regularly study the Bible, focusing on the teachings of Jesus and how they bring joy into your life.

Journal Prompts

  1. What does true joy mean to you, and how is it different from temporary happiness?

  2. How have you experienced the joy of the Lord in your life recently?

  3. What obstacles tend to diminish your sense of joy, and how can you overcome them?

  4. Reflect on a time when you felt the most joyful. What contributed to this feeling?

  5. How can you cultivate more joy in your daily routine?


Dear Lord,

Thank You for the incredible gift of joy that You have promised us. Help me to stay rooted in Your teachings and to experience the fullness of joy that comes from knowing You. Enable me to radiate this joy to others, even in challenging circumstances. Fill my heart with Your unshakeable joy today and always.


Social Posts

  1. "Let the joy of the Lord be your strength! #DivineJoy #FaithJourney #BGodInspired"

  2. "Jesus teaches us to find complete joy in Him. Embrace it today and every day. #JoyInJesus #DailyGrace #BGodInspired"

  3. "True joy transcends circumstances. Root your happiness in Christ. #EverlastingJoy #SpiritualGrowth #BGodInspired"

  4. "Gratitude opens the door to joy. What are you thankful for today? #Gratitude #JoyfulHeart #BGodInspired"

  5. "Spread joy through acts of kindness. Let’s make the world a better place! #SpreadJoy #KindnessMatters #BGodInspired"


Joy is not just a fleeting emotion but a profound assurance that comes from a relationship with Jesus. By immersing ourselves in His teachings and embracing His presence in our lives, we unlock a joy that is complete and enduring. Remember, this joy is our strength, it fuels our resilience, and it brightens our every day.

As you continue your devotional journey with us at BGodInspired.com, remember that cultivating this joy is a daily practice. Let’s walk this spiritually enriching path together, embracing the joy that Jesus so generously offers us. Share this joy with others and let it shine brightly in your life.

Do you want to know more about what Jesus teaches about ANY topic? Then try our What Jesus Teaches GPT. This is a great modern-day companion – simply search any topic and see what Jesus has to say about it.

Previous post Embracing the Illusion: Finding Faith in a World of Shifting Realities
Next post Faith and Fear: Biblical Lessons Amidst Hitchcock’s ‘Psycho’

Leave a Reply