Thou Hast Made Me Glad
No one and nothing can make us glad and joyful like our Creator can. His gladness and joy are reserved for His children, especially those who study the Bible and those who are filled with the Spirit. When a believer has no gladness and joy, he is either not studying the Bible or not filled with the Spirit or both.
Jeremiah 15:16: Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was unto me the joy and rejoicing of mine heart: for I am called by thy name, O LORD God of hosts.
Psalms 119:72: The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver. 111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.
Galatians 5:22: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
Nehemiah 8:10: Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.
Psalms 21:1: The king shall joy in thy strength, O LORD; and in thy salvation how greatly shall he rejoice!
When a believer lacks joy God has reasons for that too.
Hebrews 12:11: Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.
Romans 12:15: Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
1 Corinthians 12:26: And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
This article was written by Spurgeon on Psalms 92:4a: Thou, Lord, hast made me glad through Thy work.