Today Larry shows us how to profit from sorrow….
Do you have sorrow in your life? Have you lost someone or something important to you? Do you have regrets over choices you’ve made or the person you’ve become? The Bible says sorrow is a painful yet profitable part of life. How can we profit from our pain?
It’s not immature, weak, or unspiritual to be sorrowful. Jesus was a man of sorrows (Is. 53:3). Running from it or denying it causes us to miss the treasures God can bring from it. The Bible says, “sorrow is better than laughter” (Eccl. 7:3 NASB), and “the heart of the wise is in the house of sorrow, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure” (Eccl. 7:4 ESV).
I want to be encouraging and see the best so when I encountered a season of sorrow during my time in seminary I was in an unfamiliar place. As I was honest with myself, Debbie, and God I entered a place to experience real comfort.“The heart of the wise is in the house of sorrow, but the heart of fools is in the house of pleasure” (Eccl. 7:4 ESV). #healing Click To Tweet
Some sorrow lasts longer. Such as the grief from the loss of a child or marriage. However, a new season of healing and comfort can come when we address it. God doesn’t want us to be burdened with excessive sorrow (2 Cor. 2:7). Sorrow must have its season yet there is a time to find relief and move from it. Relief and healing come as we move in a straight path (Heb. 12:12-13). This passage reveals healing comes from good choices and good relationships.
I’ve experienced betrayal from people I cared for. To lose these important relationships left me skeptical about trusting again. After absorbing the sadness and understanding the losses, God gave me some time to regroup. Then He led me into new relationships and new callings for my life. I can still have painful memories, but I’ve been freed from the sorrow of the past.
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