Psalm 16:9  (AMP) 

Therefore my heart is glad and my glory [my inner self] rejoices; my body too shall rest and confidently dwell in safety,

2 Corinthians 6:10 (AMP)

As grieved and mourning, yet [we are] always rejoicing; as poor [ourselves, yet] bestowing riches on many; as having nothing, and [yet in reality] possessing all things.

2 Corinthians 13:11 (AMP) 

Finally, brethren, farewell (rejoice)! Be strengthened (perfected, completed, made what you ought to be); be encouraged and consoled and comforted; be of the same [agreeable] mind one with another; live in peace, and [then] the God of love [Who is the Source of affection, goodwill, love, and benevolence toward men] and the Author and Promoter of peace will be with you.

Websters 1828-1911 Dictionary:  Rejoice – To feel joy; to experience gladness in a high degree; to have pleasurable satisfaction; to be delighted. O, rejoice beyond a common joy.”


When we read these passages how can we be down and out?  In looking up scripture which included rejoice, rejoicing and/or rejoicing I found that throughout the Bible we are reminded to REJOICE!  No matter what the situation or circumstance.  Rejoice when things are good, rejoice when things are bad.  By keeping our focus on the Lord we can have great joy and rejoice always.

Philippians 4:4  (NIV)

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!


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