Most of my life I desperately ran from sorrow and pain. But God turned everything upside down and revealed to me the joy in sorrow, the bliss in being broken-hearted. It can only be experienced when you know that you know that you know that God has you, that He redeems you–when you know the fire will not burn you, the flame will not consume you. There may be pain in the night, but joy comes in the mourning.
Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Why do I mourn?
Because I can see the the utter destruction of my sin–the spiritual, emotional, and financial toll as a direct result. If my sin wounds or hurts another, he may in-turn wound or hurt another–you see, the destruction of my sin is like a wave that has the power to affect many. My iniquity is before me and before my God–the Lover of my soul. Godly sorrow produces repentance that leads to salvation without regret. Worldly sorrow produces death. Continue reading “Joy Comes In The Mourning” »