Today’s Bible verse has only five words: “Always be full of joy.” Can we really be filled with joy all the time? Can we really obey this Bible verse?
Yes, we can be filled with joy all the time. God promised that anyone who believes in Jesus and obeys Him will be filled with joy. This kind of joy is not a happy giggly feeling. This kind of joy makes you feel content and safe and at peace in your heart. Joy is knowing that no matter what happens, God is in control. Real joy is trusting God to take care of you, no matter what happens.
How can we have this joy? Follow and obey God. Serve other people. Worship God. Put other people first. Read and study the Bible. Pray.
If you do these things today, you can say with the psalm writer, “Yes, we will be happy because the Lord did a great thing for us” (Psalm 126:3).