Joy in Sorrow

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At some time in life all of us feel the loneliness of sorrow. Mary and Martha were saddened by the death of their brother, Lazarus, and Martha said to Jesus, “If you had been here, my brother would not have died.” Theirs was a loneliness of sorrow. The shortest verse in the Bible tells us that at the tomb of Lazarus “Jesus wept.” He enters into our sorrows.

When we come to Jesus Christ, He does not promise to exempt us from trouble or sorrow. Tears will come, but deep inside there will be a joy that is difficult to explain to you. It is a joy from God—produced by the Holy Spirit. In the midst of trials and agony and tears which come to us all, a supernatural power is given out, producing joy.

Prayer for the day

Your comfort in times of sorrow, loving Lord Jesus, enfolds me, giving light and hope in my darkness.

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  1. Rosario Lewis says:

    The joy of our Lord is our strength. When we walk with Jesus remember God has not promised a life without trials or hardship or sickness so or difficulties. He said be brave for I have conquered it all. He did promised his joy deep in us during these days of trials and hardship. Let’s always pray to God to be our joy and peace. Glory to God. Amen

  2. Max says:

    In my humble opinion we must be believers to receive this supernatural power. Some people curse and blame God for misfortune, illness and death. They harden their heart against God and are miserable while the believers are comforted.