Bible Verses for Joylessness

Joyless. I’ve been there many times, and it is a difficult season to be in. But Scripture promises that, “His mercies are new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23), so we can find peace in knowing that promise is true. He will, “restore you to the joy of your salvation” (Psalm 51:12).

I’ve listed a few verses that focus on joy. I encourage you to take some time in reflection and prayer through each one. I believe Jesus wants to speak life into your joyless, struggling heart.


Below you’ll find a few Bible verses that focus on joy. I encourage you to read through them carefully, pray them over your situation, and ask the Lord to renew your joy for the life He’s given you. I have experienced joyless seasons, so please know all that is written here is from personal experience.You’re not alone in this difficult time. Press into Scripture and find rest in your Heavenly Fathers embrace. I’ve also listed a few more encouragement posts at the very end of this entry.


6 Scriptures to Restore Your Joy

1. “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.”

Romans 15:13

2. “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.””

Nehemiah 8:10

3. “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

John 16:22

4. “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

Romans 12:12

5. “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.”

Psalm 30:11

6. “The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

Scripture discusses joy and trials so many more times than I’ve listed here, so I encourage you to read the Bible and find more hope for yourself. Read through the countless accounts of individuals who struggled, lost joy and hope, and discover how they pressed on. There is power in the Word of God over all things, including this battle against joylessness.

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