Comfort in our Sadness
Matthew 5:4 - Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
We look for happiness in all kinds of places. But there’s truth in the idea of “happy are the unhappy” (Matthew 5:4). The blessings of the kingdom are in contrast to the ways of the world. Earthly happiness is fleeting; it always shifts. Being blessed by God is better than being happy! When we are in a right relationship with God, He blesses us with peace and joy — even in the midst of what we are going through. Sin keeps on disrupting our communion with Christ. When we mourn, we experience the inner grief that comes with knowing we have sinned against God (Psalm 51:3-12). This doesn’t mean we should go down a road of despair. Instead, God meets us where we are (2 Corinthians 7:9; John 14:15-16). He will comfort us when we trust Him by reading His word and repenting dally (James 4:7-10).