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.

Is joy in sorrow possible? Read Billy Graham’s answer. 

“Joy Comes from Jesus in the Midst of Sorrow”: A 1-minute message from Billy Graham.

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. Larry says:

    May the Lord continue to greatly bless you and your ministry!

  2. Carol G. says:

    Precious Heavenly Father,
    Thank you for Your love, comfort and hope during my times of sorrow. I praise You for those who were helpful during the sad days in my life! I love the promise of Your presence when I’ll have sorrow again. Praise Your name! Amen.

  3. Gerry says:

    On the surface, it seems impossible to have joy in sorrow. However, nothing is impossible with God. He loves his children so much that during difficult times his Holy Spirit calms our souls and imparts an amazing peace that can be felt even in the most trying moments. Why go it own your own strength? Ask for the Lord’s soothing balm.

  4. Joe says:

    Amen. Thank you for always being with us and comforting us, Jesus.

  5. Nyad says:

    Amen! Thank you Lord for your love and comfort, for never leaving me.

  6. 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

  7. 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.