John 16:22 (KJV) – And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
It is OK to be sad and allow things to bring you down. Sadness is not a sin. It is temporary. Do not sacrifice eternal joy for short term sadness.
When a wife puts her husband’s body to rest in a memorial garden and she is faced with handling this life alone, there is a time for mourning. There is grief and sadness when a person dies. Even in the midst of death, grief is temporary.
The sadness of losing a loved one should soon fade. Eventually, we should remember the good times and do not let grief control our mind or decisions.
Five years after you die, do you want people being sad or happy when they remember your life. People come and go in our life. Gain from their goodness.
We can not let negative emotions ruin our life. Depression, guilt, sadness, anger and feelings of the such can be a detriment to our well being and cause physical problems, as well as spiritual and emotional problems.
Grief, anger and negative emotions can be used by God to motivate a person to do good.
Paul was grieved by a woman “possessed with a spirit of divination” and was moved to cast the spirit out of her (Acts 16:16-18).
The apostle Paul was in chains in prison and wrote about Eternal Joy that is not dependant on our circumstances or surroundings.
Philippians 4:11-13 (NOG) Names of God Bible
11 I’m not saying this because I’m in any need. I’ve learned to be content in whatever situation I’m in. 12 I know how to live in poverty or prosperity. No matter what the situation, I’ve learned the secret of how to live when I’m full or when I’m hungry, when I have too much or when I have too little. 13 I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me.
Praise God! From Him all blessings flow. Nehemiah was sad for his hometown because it laid in ruin. King Artaxerxes granted Nehemiah’s wish in his sadness and sent him to rebuild Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 2:3-5 (NKJV) – Therefore the king said to me, “Why is your face sad, since you are not sick? This is nothing but sorrow of heart.” So I became dreadfully afraid, 3 and said to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should my face not be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers’ tombs, lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire?”
4 Then the king said to me, “What do you request?”
So I prayed to the God of heaven. 5 And I said to the king, “If it pleases the king, and if your servant has found favor in your sight, I ask that you send me to Judah, to the city of my fathers’ tombs, that I may rebuild it.”