You can be comforted today when you experience sorrow. When you mourn, God will comfort you. God sees those who mourn, and He promises to comfort them. He will bring healing to your heart when you grieve or experience disappointment or regret. He gives hope to those feeling hopeless, and strength to anyone feeling overwhelmed. He is so close to you in the midst of your sorrow, regret and disappointment.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 15:13).
If you allow the Holy Spirit, He can provide strength when you are lacking it. God will give you unexpected strength. You are the only person who can control your joy – don’t give that power to anyone else.
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; nor be discouraged” (Deut. 31:8). Trust that the Lord will guide you out of any difficult situation.
Are you depressed or anxious?
How do you stop anxiety from remaining with you? How do you minister to someone who has anxiety? I will always refer them to Phil. 4:6-7.
6 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus”.
So, that peace will replace anxiety. Notice, He gave us some actions. He says pray about things causing you anxiety. Therefore, we get proactive. If we are neutral on regret, anxiety, sadness, depression, they wouldn’t change unless we get proactive. Things will begin to change when you get proactive and cause the necessary change as directed in scriptures.
“Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:6-7).
A person who is anxious and or has regret hasn’t cast his or her cares on the Lord. So, if you are anxious or regretting, you haven’t cast your cares, anxiety, or regrets on the Lord and that will keep you awake at night. We all have to deal with this.
Are you broken hearted?
Jesus said He can heal the broken hearted. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed” (Luke 4:18).
Can you imagine, there’s no doctor in the world who can heal the broken hearted. There’s no psychiatric in the world who can heal the broken hearted. There’s no surgeon who can operate and heal a broken heart. Jesus can heal a broken heart, and He is the only one who can. You can apply the word of God. The same Spirit of God is in us, He is in the word and people can be healed of broken heartedness today.
Are you sorrowful?
“For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death” (2 Cor. 7:10).
There’s a sorrow that comes from the world, and many people will be dealing with this, and it produces death. In other words, there’s nothing you can do about it. You can’t go back and fix it, and every time you think about it, it just produces sorrow, it becomes a chronic condition. This is the sorrow of the world, Jesus died to set us free from this. The Bible says in Isaiah 53:4 that “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”. Not only did He take our sins, not only did He take our sickness, but He also took our sorrows. That means He took our sorrows so we can be happy. That just makes me happy and to apply that to my past is supernatural. The word of God will work in your soul. Apply it to your situation today. You can live without sadness, regret, disappointments, and anxiety from today and even forever more.