29 Inspiring Quotes on Joy

1. "Happiness is driven by your circumstances. Joy is experiencing peace and contentment day in and day out, regardless of your circumstances."

    -Todd Phillips

2. "I find joy in every day, not because life is always good, but because God is."

    -Rick Warren

3. "The most profound evidence of the existence of Jesus is the joy in the lives of his followers."

    -Ken Pierpoint

4. "Joy is the infallible sign of the presence of God."

     -Pierre Telihard de Chardin

5. "A joyful heart is good medicine."

    -Proverbs 17:22 (NASB)

6. "Joy is a contentment based on the assurance that God is in control of every circumstance in our life, and that he works every circumstance for our good."

    -Vernon L. Williams

7. "I choose joy...I refuse to see any problem as anything other than an opportunity to see God."

     -Max Lucado

8. "Rejoice always."

     "1 Thessalonians 5:16 (NIV)

9. "Joy is the serious business of Heaven."

     -C.S. Lewis

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

       -Dwight L. Moody

11. "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 16:15 (ESV)

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

       -David Jeremiah

13. "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 Whitefield

14. "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. Foster

15. "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 MacLaren

16. "Joy is strength. "

       -Mother Teresa

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

       -Walter J. Chantry

18. "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 16:11 (ESV)

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

       -Billy Sunday

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

       -C.S. Lewis

21. "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. Gordon

22. "It is His joy that remains in us that makes our joyful."

       -A. B. Simpson

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

       -Sam Storms

24. "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 30:5 (ESV)

25. "Happiness is untested delight. Joy is delight tested."

       -Jack Hyles

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

       -Galations 5:22 (NIV)

27. "God has a plan for me and I'm going to follow in his footsteps and just rejoice and be happy."

       -Gabby Douglas

28. "Joy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day."

      -Henri J.M. Nouwen

29. "Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing."

      -2 Corinthians 6:10 (ESV)