What Jesus teaches about Joy


Joy is such a vital part of our lives, and yet, how often do we truly experience it in its purest form? We often find ourselves chasing after things that promise happiness but deliver only fleeting satisfaction. However, Jesus teaches us that true joy isn’t found in our circumstances or possessions, but in something much greater.

Imagine a life filled with unwavering joy, regardless of the storms and trials that come your way. Imagine having a constant source of happiness that never fades, a fountain that never runs dry. Jesus offers us such a transformative joy, a joy that springs from within and flows outwards, touching every aspect of our lives. Let’s explore this profound teaching together.

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 essence of true joy. He shares that His joy is meant to be in us, and that this joy can make our own joy complete. This statement isn’t merely about fleeting moments of happiness; it’s about a deep, abiding joy that stems from a relationship with Him.

Jesus emphasizes the source of this joy—it’s Him. By maintaining a close relationship with Jesus, abiding in His love, and following His commandments, we tap into this divine joy. This kind of joy is not conditional; it isn’t swayed by external circumstances. It’s a joy that stands firm, a joy that flourishes in the presence of Jesus.

Understanding this helps us shift our focus from temporary pleasures to eternal satisfaction. It teaches us that the deeper our connection with Christ, the more fully we experience this complete joy.

Actions to Take

– Spend intentional time in prayer and worship to deepen your relationship with Jesus.

– Meditate on scriptures that speak of joy and internalize them.

– Serve others and spread kindness; joy often multiplies when shared.

– Practice gratitude daily to invite joy into your life.

– Surround yourself with positive influences that uplift your spirit.

Journal Prompts

– What areas of my life currently bring me the most joy? Are these sources lasting?

– How do I currently experience the joy that comes from my relationship with Jesus?

– What steps can I take to better abide in Jesus’ love and commandments?

– Reflect on a challenging time when you felt joy despite your circumstances. What made that possible?

– How can I spread joy to others around me?


Dear Jesus,

Thank You for the incredible gift of joy that only You can provide. Help me to deepen my relationship with You so that I may experience this joy in its fullness. Show me how to serve others and spread kindness, that Your joy may be made complete in me. Surround me with positive influences and guide me to live a life of gratitude. Keep my heart anchored in Your love, no matter what circumstances arise.


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The joy Jesus speaks of is profound and eternal, a joy that completes and sustains us through all of life’s ups and downs. By keeping our relationship with Him at the center, we tap into this boundless source of joy. As you implement these actions and reflect on the journal prompts, you’ll find that your life becomes richer in joy.

We hope this short Bible study has been a blessing to you and encourages you to dive deeper into the joy that only Jesus can provide. Continually visit us at BGodInspired.com for more uplifting devotionals and studies. May your joy in Him be ever complete!

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