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How to increase joy in your life according to the Bible

The Bible contains many key passages that explain the secret to living a joyful life.

Joy is much more than a pleasant feeling. It’s an enduring disposition that can see the positive side of all things. It means being at peace with yourself and God, seeing every day as an opportunity to bring light into the darkness.The Bible speaks much about joy, especially in the Psalms. For example, the Psalmist writes that God “will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever” (Psalm 16:11).

Joy in the Old Testament is often linked to being in God’s presence. It is also connected to a recognition of God’s blessings, expressing gratitude to God for what he has given us.

For seven days you shall celebrate this feast for the Lord, your God, in the place which the Lord will choose; since the Lord, your God, has blessed you in all your crops and in all your undertakings, you will be full of joy. (Deuteronomy 16:15)

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