My Wonder Studio
Proverbs for Kids: Joy
Monday, June 20, 2022
Proverb: A glad heart makes a cheerful face.1

Joy comes from deep in your heart. It is through joy that you can be happy even when things do not go the way you had hoped. God gives you this joy. It comes from His love for you and the certainty that you can have because He will always be with you. He will care for you.

Being joyful does not mean that you are always excited or bubbling with laughter. Joy is the contentment and peace that you feel in your heart, and it comes from God.

The joy you receive from God will be your strength2 and your confidence. It will show on your face—in the happiness shining from your eyes, in your smile, and in your cheerful communications.

Bible Character Highlight

King David was a good example of joy. He faced many difficult times in his life, both when he was a boy before he became king and also during his reign. King David had a very deep connection with God, and he wrote many psalms of praise and thanksgiving that told of the joy he found in God. That joy saw him through the many ups and downs in his life.

In Psalm 28:6–9 you can read one of King David’s psalms where he expresses his joy in God.

1 Proverbs 15:13 ESV
2 See Nehemiah 8:10.
3 Psalm 28:7 NLT

Authored by Katiuscia Giusti. Illustrated by Didier Martin. Designed by Roy Evans
Published by My Wonder Studio. Copyright © 2022 The Family International
Tagged: joy, proverbs for kids