Sad but Comforted

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” - Matthew 5:4

 Sorrow comes to all of us eventually. The death of a mother, father, wife or husband, and if a child, the impact can be overwhelming and it seems that mourning will never cease.

To mourn and weep at the passing of a loved one is a natural human response. As believers, however, we do not sorrow as those who have no hope, for Jesus conquered death by rising from the grave and said, “Because I live you shall live also”.

We may mourn, weep and sorrow, but we who know Him will appear before Him and when we see Him, He will wipe away all our tears and there will be no more weeping or sorrow. The comfort will be unimaginable.

We, who have this hope, are happy and to be envied, for though we may sorrow now, we know His presence, love and comfort, which is something that an unbeliever does not have.

Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the comfort that the Holy Spirit gives, for He has come to be my comforter to help me in every situation and, especially, in the time of sorrow. I know the Holy Spirit helps me today, being in me and with me.