What Jesus teaches about Joy


Joy is a precious gift from God. It’s a deep, abiding sense of happiness that transcends circumstances. Jesus taught about the kind of joy that lasts, the kind that is rooted in a relationship with Him. Imagine living a life so full of this divine joy that nothing can shake your peace and happiness!

Have you ever experienced moments where joy seemed elusive? Or do you long to have a joy that sustains you through life’s ups and downs? Let’s delve into what Jesus teaches about joy and how we can embrace it fully in our lives.

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 John 15:11, Jesus speaks of a profound joy that goes beyond mere happiness. His joy is intended to be in us so that our joy can be complete. This means that the fullness of joy comes not from worldly pleasures or achievements but from abiding in Jesus. When we are connected to Him, we tap into an eternal source of joy that cannot be shaken.

Jesus shared this message with His disciples to prepare them for the challenges ahead. Despite the trials they would face, Jesus assured them that His joy would remain with them, providing strength and encouragement. This joy is rooted in a deep relationship with Jesus and a life abiding in His love and commandments.

When we understand that Jesus is the source of our joy, we can experience a joy that is resilient and robust, one that endures through trials and hardships. This kind of joy enriches our lives and gives us a sense of fulfillment and peace.

Actions to Take

  • Cultivate a Relationship with Jesus: Spend time in prayer, worship, and Bible study to strengthen your relationship with Him.

  • Practice Gratitude: Regularly thank God for His blessings, big and small, to cultivate a heart of joy.

  • Serve Others: Find joy in serving and loving others, following the example of Jesus.

  • Stay Connected to a Faith Community: Engage with your church or small group for mutual encouragement and support.

  • Meditate on Scripture: Reflect on Bible verses about joy to remind yourself of God’s promises.

Journal Prompts

  • When have you experienced deep joy in your relationship with Jesus?

  • How do you sense the presence of Jesus’s joy in your daily life?

  • What are some obstacles that prevent you from experiencing true joy?

  • How can you better abide in Jesus to experience complete joy?

  • Write about a time when you found joy even in difficult circumstances.


Dear Jesus, thank You for offering me a joy that is complete and enduring. Help me to remain in You and find my happiness in Your love and commands. Fill my heart with Your joy so that I can navigate life’s challenges with peace and strength. Teach me to find joy in serving others and to always be grateful for Your blessings. Amen.

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Understanding and embracing the joy that Jesus offers can transform your life. It’s a joy that is deep-rooted, resilient, and fulfilling—a joy that remains unshaken by life’s circumstances. By cultivating a closer relationship with Jesus and practicing gratitude and service, you can experience this complete joy daily.

Thank you for joining us in this devotional journey. We hope it has brought you encouragement and insight. Continue exploring the riches of God’s Word with us at BGodInspired.com, and may your life be filled with the joy that only Jesus can provide.

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