Joy is what we all desire. Some of us seek joy through shopping, vacations, foods, friends, and much more. But there is one joy that surpasses all, and that is joy from God. So what makes God’s joy different?
Many would argue that God’s joy is nothing different from the joy we find from our loved ones or from our hobbies, but from my own experiences and from the word of God, I have found God’s joy to be unique and different from what the world offers.
1. His joy last forever.
Unlike other joys in this world that only fill us temporarily, God’s joy last forever. When we go shopping and buy a new bag or product, it feels good. But eventually, we’ll lose that “joyful” feeling and will be left with wanting more. God’s joy, however fills us and leaves us with a satisfaction that lasts forever.
John 4:13-14 says, “Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst…” God’s joy will leave us so satisfied that we will desire nothing else but him.
We will no longer be thirsty for the things of this world when we taste the living water that comes from Jesus.
2. His joy never fails.
God’s joy will never disappoint us. Many of the things we look for in this world will leave us disappointed, but God’s joy never will. God’s joy will always meet above our expectations, leaving us overwhelmed. Isaiah 61:20 says, “I am overwhelmed with joy in the Lord my God.” When God gives, he gives his all and best.
God’s joy will always leave us overwhelmed.
3. His joy was made for us.
God’s joy was made to meet our specific needs anytime and anywhere. When we’re feeling anxious, his joy fill us with peace (Psalm 94:19 “When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.“). When we’re feeling lonely, his joy fills us with his presence (Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence..“). When we’re feeling sad, his joy brings us comfort (Psalm 34:18 “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.“).
God’s joy will meet our needs anytime and anywhere.
God’s joy was made specifically for you. Nothing in this world can bring you perfect joy except God. The things in this world that bring you happiness are human made, but God’s joy comes from your heavenly father who made you and knows exactly what you need.
Have you experienced God’s joy? If you haven’t, invite God into your heart and allow him to take you deeper into his presence and will. You will find joy in God that you cannot find anywhere else. God wants you to experience his unspeakable joy for you. A Joy that surpasses all is only found in God. So remember, God’s joy is different from others.