We can take a lesson from Charlie Brown from the timeless “Peanuts” anime. When difficulty, disappointment, or loss was encountered, a favored expression was “Good Pain”. When I first listened to that expression from someone I said, “Pain is bad.” I was incorrect. Pain can be good or negative relying on how we handle it. Everyone will certainly experience despair at some point in their life. Sorrow that is denied or packed inside could result in spiritual, psychological, or physical illness. But excellent pain can have lots of advantages. How can you experience the advantages of excellent grief?
First – LAUNCH your pain. Do not maintain it bottled up. We are psychological beings. Rips are a way of releasing excellent grief. God’s Word claims, “Weeping might withstand for an evening, However pleasure can be found in the morning” (Psalm 30:5). God cares and is touched with the feeling of our infirmities. (Hebrews 4:25. Jesus wept. (John 11:35)
Sharing your sorrow with a good friend and sincere petition from the heart are means of launch as well as recovery. “Casting all your cares on Him for He looks after you” (I Peter 5:7). The hands that produced deep space and hung the stars in room likewise cleaned away the splits of the widow and also the leper. He also wipes away your splits.
Second – RELINQUISH your grief to the Lord. The prophet said of Jesus, “He is hated as well as rejected by male. A guy of sadness as well as accustomed with sorrow and we concealed, as it were, our faces from Him. He was despised and also we did not confidence him. Undoubtedly He has birthed our despairs as well as lugged our sadness” (Isaiah 53:3 -4 NKJV). Jesus took our transgressions, bore our griefs, and brought our sorrows. Relinquish them to Jesus with confidence as well as prayer. He will certainly retrieve your loss. (Joel 2:25 -26; Romans 8:28)
Third – REINVEST your despair. Solomon tells us that wisdom comes through grief and sorrow. He remarkably discloses that, “Sadness is much better than laughter for by a depressing countenance the heart is made far better” (Ecclesiastes 7:3 -4). Good grief typically makes one even more tender as well as caring. Paul educates us that the convenience we obtain from God enables us to bring convenience and inspiration to others in requirement. (II Corinthians 1:3 -7). Good sorrow often times inspires and also enables you to reinvest what you have actually been through right into ministries that will assist others in need. It will certainly offer you a better purpose, power, and also passion in living.
4th – CELEBRATE also in and also with your despair. It is an act of faith. Why? “For we do not sadness as those that have no hope” (I Thessalonians 4:13 -14). Followers in Christ have the hope of immortality, the hope of the second resulting Christ, and the hope of the rebirth of the dead. Paul advises us, “Whatever occurs, my dear bros and sis, express joy in the Lord” (Philippians 3:1 NLT). “Always be happy. Never stop praying. Be happy in all conditions, for this is God’s will certainly for you who come from Christ Jesus” (I Thessalonians 5:16 -18 NLT). Expressing joy will turn grief to good sorrow.
Jesus was talked of as a “guy of sadness” who was acquainted with pain. That was not a description of his internal spiritual nature. Sorrow was propelled upon him by his enemies. He withstood strikes as well as curses yet he did not exchange his delight for the sadness that originated from without. He was betrayed, apprehended, flogged, and crucified for our wrongs. He was familiarized with sorrow yet he stayed the very same. Jesus had an inner delight.
” Looking unto Jesus, the writer and also finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him sustained the cross, disliking the shame, and has actually taken a seat at the right-hand man of the throne of God” (Hebrews 12:2 NKJV).
Excellent despair? Yes. In your grief planning to Jesus – He cares. He bore our despairs and also lugged our sorrows.
High cliff Sanders
Eagle Life Ministries