As life takes us through different seasons, one thing remains constant - our pursuit of happiness. It's in our nature to desire joy and contentment, but sometimes we don't know where to find it. Throughout history, countless individuals have turned to the Bible as a source of guidance and inspiration. In this post, we explore over 110 Bible verses about happiness, revealing just how important happiness is to God and how it can be found in various aspects of our lives.
The Holy Scriptures provide a wealth of wisdom on what it means to be truly happy. Often, it is not through material possessions or superficial satisfaction, but rather through a deep, spiritual connection with our Creator and the relationships we form with others. These passages serve as reminders that happiness can be found in moments of appreciation, service, and love.
Finding Joy in God's Love and Grace
1. Romans 15:13
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
2. 1 Peter 1:8-9
"Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls."
3. Psalm 16:11
"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand."
4. Psalm 32:11
"Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart."
5. Zephaniah 3:17
"The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing."
6. 2 Corinthians 5:17
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
7. Romans 8:38-39
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
8. James 1:2-3
"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance."
9. John 15:11
"I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete."
10. Psalm 9:2
"I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High."
11. Luke 15:10
"In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
12. Isaiah 12:2
"Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation."
13. Proverbs 10:28
"The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing."
14. Acts 13:52
"And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit."
15. Psalm 92:4
"For you make me glad by your deeds, Lord; I sing for joy at what your hands have done."
16. Philippians 4:4
"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!"
17. Romans 14:17
"For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit."
18. Nehemiah 8:10
"The joy of the Lord is your strength."
19. John 16:24
"Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete."
20. Psalm 37:4-6
"Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun."
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Happiness Through Trust and Faith
21 Jeremiah 17:7-8
"But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
22. Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
23. Hebrews 11:6
"And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him."
24. Matthew 6:33
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."
25. 1 Peter 5:7
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
26. Mark 11:24
"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."
27. Psalm 40:4
"Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods."
28. 1 Peter 1:7
"These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world."
29. 1 Peter 1:21
"Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God."
30. Psalm 62:8
"Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us."
31. Matthew 21:22
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer."
32. Romans 10:11
"As Scripture says, 'Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.'"
Scripture for Overcoming Sadness
33. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
34. Psalm 34:18
"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
35. Isaiah 41:10
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
36. Psalm 147:3
"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."
37. Matthew 5:4
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted."
38. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God."
39. Deuteronomy 31:8
"The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged."
40. Psalm 23:4
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me."
41. Isaiah 40:31
"but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
42. Romans 15:4
"For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope."
43. Hebrews 13:5-6
"Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, 'Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.' So we say with
confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'"
44. Isaiah 43:2
"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze."
45. Psalm 30:5
"For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning."
46. Lamentations 3:22-23
"Because of the Lord's great love, we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness."
47. John 16:33
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
48. Psalm 42:5
"Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God."
49. 1 Peter 4:12-13
"Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed."
50. Psalm 3:3
"But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high."
Promises of Blessedness in the Bible
51. Matthew 5:3
"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."
52. Matthew 5:6
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled."
53. Revelation 21:4
"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
54. Proverbs 28:20
"A faithful person will be richly blessed, but one eager to get rich will not go unpunished."
55. James 1:12
"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him."
56. Psalm 1:1-3
"Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers."
57. Psalm 2:12
"Blessed are all who take refuge in him."
58. Matthew 5:5
"Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth."
59. Psalm 84:5
"Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage."
60. Psalm 119:1-2
"Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord. Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart."
61. Matthew 5:7
"Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy."
62. Psalm 128:1-2
"Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him. You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours."
Family and Relationships: Keys to Happiness
63. Proverbs 17:1
"Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house full of feasting, with strife."
64. 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
"Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres."
65. Proverbs 15:17
"Better a small serving of vegetables with love than a fattened calf with hatred."
66. Genesis 2:18
"The Lord God said, 'It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.'"
67. Proverbs 12:4
"A wife of noble character is her husband's crown, but a disgraceful wife is like decay in his bones."
68. Colossians 3:12-14
"Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity."
69. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken."
70. Proverbs 22:6
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it."
71. 1 Corinthians 16:14
"Do everything in love."
72. Ephesians 4:2-3
"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace."
73. Proverbs 3:1-2
"My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity."
74. Hebrews 10:24-25
"And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching."
75. Proverbs 31:10
"A wife of noble character who can find? She is worth far more than rubies."
76. 1 Thessalonians 5:11
"Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing."
77. Ephesians 5:25
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her."
Scriptures on Inner Peace and Contentment
78. Philippians 4:11-12
"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well-fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want."
79. Isaiah 26:3
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you."
80. John 14:27
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."
81. Matthew 6:25-26
"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"
82. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you."
83. Romans 12:18
"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone."
84. Philippians 4:7
"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
85. 1 Timothy 6:6
"But godliness with contentment is great gain."
86. Matthew 11:28-30
"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
87. Proverbs 19:23
"The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble."
88. Psalm 119:165
"Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble."
89. Colossians 3:15
"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful."
90. Psalm 34:14
"Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it."
91. Hebrews 12:14
"Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness, no one will see the Lord."
92. 1 Peter 5:6-7
"Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
Celebrating Life and Happiness in Psalms
93. Psalm 118:24
"The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad."
94. Psalm 95:1
"Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation."
95. Psalm 100:1-2
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs."
96. Psalm 126:2
"Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, 'The Lord has done great things for them.'"
97. Psalm 63:5-6
"I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips, my mouth will praise you. On my bed, I remember you; I think of you through the watches of the night."
98. Psalm 35:9
"And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in his salvation."
99. Psalm 13:5
"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation."
100. Psalm 33:1
"Sing joyfully to the Lord, you righteous; it is fitting for the upright to praise him."
101. Psalm 28:7
"The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song, I praise him."
102. Psalm 98:4
"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music."
103. Psalm 71:23
"My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I whom you have delivered."
104. Psalm 30:11-12
"You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. Lord my God, I will praise you forever."
105. Psalm 66:1
"Shout for joy to God, all the earth!"
106. Psalm 149:5
"Let his faithful people rejoice in this honor and sing for joy on their beds."
107. Psalm 51:12
"Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me."
108. Psalm 86:4
"Bring joy to your servant, Lord, for I put my trust in you."
109. Psalm 67:4
"May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth."
110. Psalm 21:1
"The king rejoices in your strength, Lord. How great is his joy in the victories you give!"
111. Psalm 40:16
"But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, 'The Lord is great!'"
112. Psalm 97:12
"Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise his holy name."
Happiness is an attainable, vital desire in our lives, as evidenced by the Bible verses about happiness we've explored. The scriptures remind us that true happiness is not found in material possessions or temporary pleasures but through faith, love, and trust in God. By exploring these verses, we can grow spiritually and develop relationships anchored in love and kindness. May the above Bible passages uplift and bring joy to your journey, providing guidance and insight into living a fulfilled, contented, and joyous life in Christ.