When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. – Matthew 2:10
Joy. Unspeakable joy. What does that really mean? Joy is defined as follows: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying; keen pleasure; elation.
1 Peter 1:8 states, “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory.”
This text states a fact: believers in Jesus Christ may live lives of extreme joy. Not just being happy, but God says that you can live a life of unspeakable, inexpressible joy – a joy so incredible we cannot fully describe it.
It is not only God’s will that we be joyful, but He has made a way for us to find joy through Jesus Christ. We were made for this and designed to live a joyful life.
And the ransomed of the Lord shall return and come to Zion with singing; everlasting joy shall be upon their heads; they shall obtain gladness and joy, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away. – Isaiah 51:11
Some may argue, “How do I remain joyful when my world seems to be falling apart?” God knows that you will not always have happy and joyful times on a constant basis, but he also asks you to remain joyful through it all. Knowing that he’s working it out for your good!