God's Words of Comfort


A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:

Joy – Gratitude – Happiness – Thankful – Thanksgiving

The Lord gives me strength and makes me sing; He has saved me. He is my God, and I will praise Him. He is the God of my fathers, and I will honor Him. Exodus 15:2 (NCV™)
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 (KJV)
"Now I bring the first of the fruit of the ground that You, O Lord, have given me." You shall set it down before the Lord your God and bow down before the Lord your God. Deuteronomy 26:10 (NRSV)
I have found favor in your eyes, my lord, for you have comforted me and spoken kindly to your servant. Ruth 2:13 (ESV)
The Lord has filled my heart with joy; I feel very strong in the Lord. I can laugh at my enemies; I am glad because You have helped me! There is no one holy like the Lord. There is no God but You; there is no Rock like our God. 1 Samuel 2:1-2 (NCV™)

Grand Canyon Sunset GoldBlessed be the LORD, that hath given rest unto his people Israel, according to all that he promised: there hath not failed one word of all his good promise, which he promised by the hand of Moses his servant. 1 Kings 8:56 (KJV)
Good is the Word of the LORD which thou hast spoken. 2 Kings 20:19 (KJV)
Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon His name, make known His deeds among the people… Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the LORD. 1 Chronicles 16:8, 10 (KJV)
They shall stand every morning, thanking and praising the Lord, and likewise at evening. 1 Chronicles 23:30 (NRSV)
The one whom God corrects is happy, so do not hate being corrected by the Almighty. Job 5:17 (NCV™)
You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalms 4:7-8 (ESV)
Let all those who take refuge in You rejoice, Let them always shout for joy, because You defend them. Let them also who love Your name be joyful in You. For You will bless the righteous. Yahweh, You will surround him with favor as with a shield. Psalms 5:11-12 (WEB)
I trusted in Your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me. Psalms 13:5-6 (NRSV)
I have set the LORD always before me: because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt Thou suffer Thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt show me the path of life: in Thy presence is fullness of joy; at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. Psalms 16:8-11 (KJV)
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalms 23:5-6 (KJV)
Blessed be the LORD, Because He has heard the voice of my petitions. The LORD is my strength and my shield. My heart has trusted in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart greatly rejoices. With my song I will thank Him. Psalms 28:6-7 (HNV)
California Daisies and PoppiesHis anger lasts only a moment, but His kindness lasts for a lifetime. Crying may last for a night, but joy comes in the morning… Lord, hear me and have mercy on me. Lord, help me. You changed my sorrow into dancing. You took away my clothes of sadness, and clothed me in happiness. I will sing to You and not be silent. Lord, my God, I will praise You forever. Psalms 30:5, 10-12 (NCV™)
Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart. Psalms 32:11 (KJV)
The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, and delivers them. O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in Him. Psalms 34:7-8 (NRSV)
Be happy with the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4 (GOD’S WORD®)
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of destruction, out of the sticky mud. He stood me on a rock and made my feet steady. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many people will see this and worship Him. Then they will trust the Lord. Happy is the person who trusts the Lord, who doesn't turn to those who are proud or to those who worship false gods. Psalms 40:1-4 (NCV™)
O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Psalms 47:1 (KJV)
Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free spirit.  Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee. Psalms 51:11-12 (KJV)
How happy is the one You choose and bring near to live in Your courts! We will be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, the holiness of Your temple. Psalms 65:4 (HCSB)
But let the righteous be joyful; let them exult before God; let them be jubilant with joy. Sing to God, sing praises to His name; lift up a song to Him who rides upon the clouds — His name is the Lord—be exultant before Him. Psalms 68:3-4 (NRSV)
I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify Him with thanksgiving. Psalms 69:30 (KJV)
How happy are the people who worship You with songs, who live in the light of Your kindness! Because of You they rejoice all day long, and they praise You for Your goodness. You give us great victories; in Your love You make us triumphant. Psalms 89:15-17 (GNT)
It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; to declare Your steadfast love in the morning, and Your faithfulness by night… For You, O Lord, have made me glad by Your work; at the works of Your hands I sing for joy. Psalms 92:1-2, 4 (ESV)
Light dawns for the righteous, and joy for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous, and give thanks to His holy name! Psalms 97:11-12 (NRSV)
Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations. Psalms 100:1-5 (ESV)
O give praise to the Lord; give honor to His name, talking of His doings among the peoples. Let your voice be sounding in songs and melody; let all your thoughts be of the wonder of His works. Have glory in His holy name; let the hearts of those who are searching after the Lord be glad. Psalms 105:1-3 (BBE)
Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for He is good: for His mercy endureth for ever. Psalms 106:1 (KJV)
Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy, And gathered out of the lands, From the east and from the west, From the north and from the south. Psalms 107:1-3 (NKJV)
They must thank the Lord for His constant love, for the wonderful things He did for them. He satisfies those who are thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. Psalms 107:8-9 (GNT)
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. Psalms 118:24 (KJV)
Stairstep RapidsLet Your compassion reach me so that I may live, because Your teachings make me happy. Psalms 119:77 (GOD’S WORD®)
I am filled with trouble and anxiety, but Your commandments bring me joy. Psalms 119:143 (GNT)
May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy. Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves. Psalms 126:5-6 (NRSV)
Happy is the worshipper of the Lord, who is walking in His ways. You will have the fruit of the work of your hands: happy will you be, and all will be well for you. Your wife will be like a fertile vine in the inmost parts of your house: your children will be like olive plants round your table. See! this is the blessing of the worshipper of the Lord. Psalms 128:1-4 (BBE)
Happy are the people whose God is the LORD. Psalms 144:15 (HNV)
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God. Psalms 146:5 (KJV)
Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding. Proverbs 3:13 (KJV)
Never walk away from someone who deserves help; your hand is God's hand for that person. Proverbs 3:27 (The Message)
When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices. When the wicked perish, there is shouting. Proverbs 11:10 (WEB)
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy. Proverbs 12:20 (ESV)
He who has no respect for his neighbor is a sinner, but he who has pity for the poor is happy. Proverbs 14:21 (BBE)

Devils PostpileA glad heart makes a cheerful face… one who has a cheerful heart enjoys a continual feast. Proverbs 15:13, 15 (HNV)
People enjoy giving good advice. Saying the right word at the right time is so pleasing. Proverbs 15:23 (NCV™)
He who gives attention to the law of right will get good; and whoever puts his faith in the Lord is happy. Proverbs 16:20 (BBE)
Being cheerful keeps you healthy. It is slow death to be gloomy all the time. Proverbs 17:22 (GNT)
For to the one who pleases Him God gives wisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner He gives the work of gathering and heaping, only to give to one who pleases God. Ecclesiastes 2:26 (NRSV)
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. Ecclesiastes 3:4 (KJV)
God is my Savior; I will trust Him and not be afraid. The Lord gives me power and strength; He is my Savior. As fresh water brings joy to the thirsty, so God's people rejoice when He saves them. Isaiah 12:2-3 (GNT)
A highway will be there; its name will be, The Holy Way; the unclean and the sinner may not go over it, and those who go on it will not be turned out of the way by the foolish. No lion will be there, or any cruel beast; they will not be seen there; but those for whom the Lord has given a price, Even those whom He has made free, will come back again; they will come with songs to Zion; on their heads will be eternal joy; delight and joy will be theirs, and sorrow and sounds of grief will be gone for ever. Isaiah 35:8-10 (BBE)
"Just as rain and snow descend from the skies and don't go back until they've watered the earth, doing their work of making things grow and blossom, producing seed for farmers and food for the hungry, so will the words that come out of My mouth not come back empty-handed. They'll do the work I sent them to do, they'll complete the assignment I gave them.
     "So you'll go out in joy, you'll be led into a whole and complete life. The mountains and hills will lead the parade, bursting with song. All the trees of the forest will join the procession, exuberant with applause." Isaiah 55:10-12 (The Message)

Fall Colors and Ducks NNYou spoke to me, and I listened to every Word. I belong to you, Lord God Almighty, and so Your Words filled my heart with joy and happiness. Jeremiah 15:16 (GNT)
They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem. They will be radiant because of the many gifts the LORD has given them – the good crops of wheat, wine, and oil, and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden, and all their sorrows will be gone. Jeremiah 31:12 (NLT)
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls--Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer's feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NKJV)
"For you who fear My name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in His wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture." Malachi 4:2 (NLT)
Then Mary said, "My soul praises the Lord; my heart rejoices in God my Savior, because He has shown His concern for His humble servant girl. From now on, all people will say that I am blessed, because the Powerful One has done great things for me. His name is holy. God will show His mercy forever and ever to those who worship and serve Him. Luke 1:46-50 (NCV™)
[Jesus sent 70 (although some versions of the Bible mention 72) disciples out in pairs ahead of Him to all the towns and villages that He planned to visit later, giving them full authority and power over demons.]
"I have given you the authority to trample snakes and scorpions and to destroy the enemy's power. Nothing will hurt you. However, don't be happy that evil spirits obey you. Be happy that your names are written in Heaven."
     In that hour the Holy Spirit filled Jesus with joy. Jesus said, "I praise You, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, for hiding these things from wise and intelligent people and revealing them to little children. Yes, Father, this is what pleased You." Luke 10:19-21 (GOD’S WORD®)
[Jesus was widely criticized by the Pharisees for spending so much time with the “sinners” of the day. The sinners and the outcasts were lost, according to Jesus, and it was important to go to greater lengths to reach out to them and “find” them, to bring them into the Kingdom of God. Thus, finding that one lost sheep (in the Parable of the Lost Sheep) becomes more important than the others who don’t need “finding.” The same theme holds true in Jesus’ subsequent Parable of the Lost Coin. God places an infinite, irreplaceable value on each of our lives, wanting all of us to come to repentance. The Bible states there are five occasions which cause the angels in Heaven to sing. The first was when God said, ‘Let there be light,’ causing the earth to come alive. Another came with the birth of Jesus. The angels will also sing with the arrival of the Church in Heaven, and then again at the end of the Age when the Lord defeats His enemies. And the fifth occasion for singing, which occurs often, is every time someone repents and comes to the Lord. So you can see how important each and every one of us is, we’re so dear and precious to Him.]
"Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.' Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
     "Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.' Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
Luke 15:4-10 (NRSV)

Tugboat sunset"I have spoken these things to you so that My joy may be in you and your joy may be complete. This is My commandment: that you love one another just as I have loved you." John 15:11-12 (HCSB)
"You therefore now have sorrow, but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. In that day you will ask Me no question. Most assuredly I tell you, whatever you may ask of the Father in My name, He will give it to you. Until now, you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be made full." John 16:22-24 (WEB)
Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Romans 12:15 (KJV)
In the kingdom of God, eating and drinking are not important. The important things are living right with God, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. Anyone who serves Christ by living this way is pleasing God and will be accepted by other people. Romans 14:17-18 (NCV™)
But as Scripture says: "No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love Him." 1 Corinthians 2:9 (GOD’S WORD®)
Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. 1 Corinthians 15:57-58 (ESV)
Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away. Behold, they have become new. 2 Corinthians 5:17 (WEB)
God gives seed to the farmer and food to those who need to eat. God will also give you seed and multiply it. In your lives He will increase the things you do that have His approval. God will make you rich enough so that you can always be generous. Your generosity will produce thanksgiving to God because of us. 2 Corinthians 9:10-11 (GOD’S WORD®)
Thanks be to God for His unspeakably precious gift! 2 Corinthians 9:15 (WNT)
Finally, my brothers and sisters, rejoice in the Lord. Philippians 3:1 (NRSV)
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 (NKJV)
Now, just as you accepted Christ Jesus as your Lord, you must continue to live in obedience to Him. Let your roots grow down into Him and draw up nourishment from Him, so you will grow in faith, strong and vigorous in the truth you were taught. Let your lives overflow with thanksgiving for all He has done. Colossians 2:6-7 (NLT)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. Colossians 3:15-17 (ESV)
Continue praying, keeping alert, and always thanking God. Colossians 4:2 (NCV™)
The Good News we brought came to you not only with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit, and with complete certainty. In the same way you know what kind of people we were while we were with you and the good things we did for you. You imitated us and the Lord. In spite of a lot of suffering, you welcomed God's Word with the kind of joy that the Holy Spirit gives. 1 Thessalonians 1:5-6 (GOD’S WORD®)
Stained Glass Glory to God Peace on EarthRejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus toward you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (WEB)
Everything that God has created is good; nothing is to be rejected, but everything is to be received with a prayer of thanks, because the Word of God and the prayer make it acceptable to God. 1 Timothy 4:4-5 (GNT)
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. 1 Timothy 6:17 (ESV)
You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; this is why God, Your God, has anointed You, rather than Your companions, with the oil of joy. Hebrews 1:9 (HCSB)
My brothers and sisters, when you have many kinds of troubles, you should be full of joy, because you know that these troubles test your faith, and this will give you patience. Let your patience show itself perfectly in what you do. Then you will be perfect and complete and will have everything you need. James 1:2-4 (NCV™)
But the truly happy people are those who carefully study God's perfect Law that makes people free, and they continue to study it. They do not forget what they heard, but they obey what God's teaching says. Those who do this will be made happy. James 1:25 (NCV™)
Are any among you suffering? They should pray. Are any cheerful? They should sing songs of praise. James 5:13 (NRSV)
You love Him, though you have not seen Him. And though not seeing Him now, you believe in Him and rejoice with inexpressible and glorious joy, because you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 (HCSB)
For "He who wishes to be well-satisfied with life and see happy days--let him restrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from deceitful words." 1 Peter 3:10 (WNT)
"Let us rejoice and triumph and give Him the glory; for the time for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His Bride has made herself ready"… And he said to me, "Write as follows: 'Blessed are those who receive an invitation to the Marriage Supper of the Lamb.'" And he added, still addressing me, "These are truly the Words of God." Revelation 19:7, 9 (WNT)
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