Bible verses on Joy - Restoration of Joy

Restoration of JOY
Bible verses on joy in Psalms 51:12 say “restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.
The Joy of Salvation is the Joy of the Lord over a sinner that repented and be saved. For the salvation of a sinner brings joy to the Lord, God then sees the repented sinner whom redeemed by the blood of the Lamb as his son. But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of GOD, even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:12.
When you are saved, your name is recorded in the book of life. But, once you go astray or backslide your name is erased completely from the book of life “And the Lord said unto Moses, whosoever hath sinned against me. Him will I blot out of my book.” Exodus 32:33

David’s sinned against God: in 2 Samuel 12:1-13 “AND the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, There were two men in one city; the one rich and the other poor. The rich man had exceeding many flocks and herds: But the poor man had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: and it grew up together with him, and with his children; it did eat of his own meat, and drank of his own cup, and lay in his bosom, and was unto him as a daughter. And there came a traveler unto the rich man, and he spared to take of his own flock and of his own herd, to dress for the wayfaring man that was come unto him; but took the poor man’s lamb, and dressed it for the man that was come to him. And David’s anger was greatly kindled against the man; and said to Nathan, as the LORD liveth, the man that hath done this thing shall surely die: and he shall restore the lamb fourfold, because he did this thing, and because he had no pity. And Nathan said to David, Thou art the man. Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, I anointed thee king over Israel, and I delivered thee out of the hand of Saul; And gave thee thy master’s house, and thy master’s wife into thy bosom, and gave thee the house of Israel an of Judah; and if that had been too little, I would moreover have given unto thee such and such things. Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? Thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon. Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house; because thou hast despised me, and hast taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be thy wife. Thus saith the LORD. Behold, I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbour, and he shall lie with thy wives in the sight of this sun. For thou didst it secretly; but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun. And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the LORD. And Nathan said unto David, The LORD also hath put away thy sin; thou shall not die.

Restoration of the Joy: When your sins are forgiven, Joy of the Lord is restored. In order for your sins to be forgiven as in case of David in 2 Samuel 12:13, he shows qualities of humility, genuine repentance, patience and faith. David sinned and was confronted with it, he repented and was forgiven. One must acknowledge one’s sins when confronted by conscience, Holy Spirit or fellow human being. And pray for forgiveness as David prayed wholeheartedly and his prayer was answered immediately. Without praying for forgiveness of your sins and for your sins to be forgiven the joy of the lord cannot be restored, which David was praying for, that is, God would not have joy in you! That’s why David kept on praying even in psalms 51:1-19. But in verse 14 of these psalms 51 “Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. 

Why David kept on praying for God: David kept on praying to God because he was still perturbed in his mind and wanted to be totally cleaned from his blood-guiltiness and he knew that only God is his salvation “O God thou God of my salvation:” absolutely knew and believed that he can restored back the joy of salvation, which he had once experienced.

And uphold me with thy free Spirit: David included this phrase in his prayer to conform to restoration of joy of the salvation. Because, it is reliable, David prayed for the free spirit of God to uphold him because he knew that after the forgiveness and restoration without Holy Spirit to guides him he can backslide.

The joy of salvation can only be restored, if you acknowledge your sins and pray sincerely with humility for forgiveness and also for Holy Spirit to guide you so as not to backslide. May the Lord almighty have joy daily in our life in Jesus name-AMEN     


Condition for the Joy of the Lord: in order for everyone to obtain the joy of the Lord, there is a condition to fulfill and sacrifice to make. And what are the conditions; the conditions are that He that covereth his sin shall not prosper but he that confess and forsake shall obtain mercy. Here it tells us that nothing goes for nothing as the Lord himself paid the price for sins we also need to abstain from our sins to conform to the price paid for our sins in order for us to constantly receive his joy we need to abstain from our sins, confess and forsake them

Basis of Joy of the Lord: Joy of the Lord comes when you fear God, do his will, testify him, seeking his face and drawing nearer to him. Owning to hardship or challenges of life one may ask is there any joy in this life of evil generation and perilous time which we are into, the answer is yes to those that fear God. His words said the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. A good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. When you have wisdom of God you can deal with any challenges of life; as in the life of Solomon, who with the wisdom of God made good decision when it comes to Judge Israelite in time of conflict when he was a king. As God is source of wisdom to everyone even unto Solomon, that is why he says in THE LETTER OF JAMES 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning. This bible verse gives joy in the sense that, it tells us that, it’s God alone can give good and perfect gift so we should only hope on him. What we only need to do is deliberately ask him and he will give us. He said in JAMES 1:5 “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.” 2 Chronicles 1:7 “In the night did God appear unto Solomon, and said unto him, ask what I shall give thee. Then in Bible verse of this Chronicles 1:10 Solomon replied God what he want him to do for him. Here he said “Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for can who judge this thy people, that is so great?”

For the Joy of Lord he granted Solomon his request: Because Solomon knowingly asked God for wisdom and knowledge to Judge Israelite who is great to judge. And the joy of the Lord full for this request and Lord said in 2 Chronicles 1:11 And God said to Solomon,  because this was in thine heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over whom I have made thee king: and in verse 12, God said “Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee; and I will give thee riches, and wealth and honour, such as none of the kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after thee have the like. Here God teaches us that when we asking in prayer we should not ask selfishly, as Solomon did not ask pertained to himself, then the Lord in his joy will multiply an answers to prayers.


oy of the Lord in King’s heart; By the strength of the Lord, the joy of the Lord must always be in the king whose God is his strength. One of the bible verses on joy recorded this in Psalms 21:1 that, the king shall joy in thy strength, O Lord; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice! Here in this verse, it enlighten all the Kings that joy comes not but by the strength of the Lord; and that all the kings should believe in his strength because with their strength they can do nothing. And to let the joy of the lord be their strength, Secondly, the same bible verse tells all the Kings that salvation is coming not from any Man, Woman or any other place but from God. That is why it says “And in thy Salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!”  

The Joy of the Lord by putting trust in Him: Church of Joy is the Church who obtains joy of the lord by putting it trust in the Lord. Bible verse on joy highlighted two fact of joy of the Lord in Psalms 5:11, the first fact of joy of the Lord, is that joy of the Lord will be among those or Churches who always put their trust in the Lord. And they will ever shout for joy because God is their defense for putting trust in him. Secondly, bible verse on joy point out here in Psalms 5:11C that the Joy of the Lord is in those who love the name of the Lord. It says “Let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” Therefore, there is always joy of the Lord in the heart of those that love the name of the Lord. Let this be priority in your life, so as to testify.

Assurance of Safety and Security from the Lord:
Bible verses on Joy scrutinize the Joy of the Lord in the life of the Children of God whom God hide in his pavilion, in the secret place of his tabernacle and set up upon a rock in the time of trouble. This bible verse on joy in Psalms 27:5-6, tells us first about the safety and security of the Lord to all his Children. Now for the joy of this security of the Lord secondly, that your head is lifted up above your enemies round about you and in this reason thirdly, that you now offer unto the Lord in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy.

Kings have no joy in their life until they accepted that the source of their joy is of the Lord, before they can witness and testify the true joy of the Lord in their life. And in the Salvation of God that they would greatly rejoice, without Salvation of the Lord, they are but nothing and lifeless. And every Christian should put their trust in the Lord only and shout for joy because the Lord is our defense and to let the joy of the Lord overflows your mine for the love of his name.


ible verses on joy tell us that there is Joy of the Lord when the heavens, nations are glad and sing for joy unto God’s righteous judgment. Psalms 96:11-12 Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; let the sea roar, and the fullness thereof. Let the field be joyful and all that is therein: then shall all the trees of the wood rejoice.

Joy of the Lord in serving God righteously: there is always joy in the heart of God for serving him righteously. Great joy in serving God righteously was in the life of Elijah; for this reason, God heard his voice whenever he called unto him and answered him even by fire to shame the prophets of Baals and surprised Israelites who had turned away from God. 1 kings 18, and God also sent his Angel to fed Elijah with meat and drink when there was no meat and drink to eat and the meat sustained him forty days and forty night and he went with that strength of the meat unto Horeb mount of God 1 kings 19:5,

Fullness of Joy: the ways of life has made known by the countenance of the Lord. And make full of joy – the ways of life would not have been known by anyone if not by the countenance of the Lord; since this is known, the sinful dead have been taken from the believers. And there is assurance of life eternal therefore fullness of joy of the Lord in the life of believers. Acts 2:28, Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance, John 17:13 And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might my joy fulfilled in themselves

Great Joy of God and Church of joy: there was great joy of God in that city, as a result of signs and wonders performed by the men of God; Acts 8:8,and there was great joy in that city.
Acts 15:3 and being brought on their way by the Church, they passed through Phenice and Samaria, declaring the conversion of the Gentiles: and they caused great joy unto all the brethren.

Bible verses on Joy recorded on Joy of the Lord in Ethiopian Eunuch: joy of the Lord in understanding and conformity to scriptures – here Ethiopian Eunuch was reading what was written on the scriptures but did not understand, but there was joy of the lord in him when the scriptures was led by spirit in Philip to interpret the scriptures to him (Ethiopian Eunuch), he was conformed, surrendered and baptized by Philip and thereafter, went his way rejoicing. Acts 8:39-

Joy of the Lord for the tear Sower: God assured those who are sowing in tear that the joy of the lord will be theirs at the time of reaping. Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth , bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him


Bible verses on joy expresses the joy of the Lord in the Life of Christians, joy in Jesus, joy of God through the work of God’s Saints. The scripture on joy about Abraham whom God receives joy by his work of faith.

JOY OF THE LORD BY FAITH:- There is always joy of the lord in the life of whosoever obey and have in the Lord; Abraham of faith shew us exemplary life of faith, when was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance. Obeyed and he went out not knowing whither he went. By faith Abraham sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling n tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God Hebrews 11:8-10. Bible verses of joy here counted Abraham righteous by his faith in the Lord. For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was counted u to him for righteousness and for this, joy of the Lord toward him was great.

JOY OF THE LORD IN THANKSGIVING: ­Thanksgiving is the source of joy of the Lord when received thanks. When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee Deuteronomy 8:10. Joy of the Lord will abound when you always give thanks to God and he will do more for you. When you fear the lord and serve him truth in all your heart, for the sake of all he had done for you the joy of the Lord is full. Always be thankful to God. In every thing give thanks: for this and the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you 1 Thessalonians 5:18. the joy of the Lord through Jesus Christ

JOY OF THE LORD IN PRAISES: God has joy when he receives praise, for this God regards David as a man after his own heart because he praises God wholeheartedly; Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits. Psalms 103:1-2 and when he sinned against God suddenly repented when confronted with it. And joy of the Lord full toward him