Joy in Sorrow

In the day when I cried thou answeredst me, and strengthenedst me with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3) 


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. 


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


I have recently experienced sorrow with the loss of my grandma of whom was very dear and near to my heart and life but the loneliness that comes with sorrow is something I know my mother is feeling and so when I read this devotion it touched close to home and I felt it needed to be shared. Maybe you are feeling the loneliness of sorrow, I pray this devotion gives you some comfort in knowing that even in times of sorrow, Jesus enfolds us, giving us light and hope in the darkness. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness (Psalm 30:11). He is faithful even in times of sorrow. 


Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 


Today’s Reading is Isaiah 26:3