Key Scripture: Matthew 5:4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Jesus shows us that when we mourn, we will be comforted. When we are mourning over the depths of our own sin, God provides mercy and comfort to His children. God convicts people of sin by bringing mourning while also providing mercy and comfort. Guilt dwells on the sin but conviction orients you to God. It is because of Him when we feel lost, sad, or hurt due to sin, we can have hope!
When we mourn over circumstances, we should remember that we are not without comfort. We should not grieve like others who have no hope. If we are grieving a fellow believer we can be comforted by the hope and promise of seeing them again. We need not grieve like unbelievers who have no assurance after death. We have the hope, and comfort from that hope, found in Christ our Savior.
It is difficult to always remember amidst the realization of our sins and the hard circumstances of life that God cares enough to be our Comforter. It is while we are rooted in Him during these times that God comforts us most. We can mourn while fully depending on Christ. He is our all-sufficient Comforter and Provider in this world.
Questions to Consider:
Have I rested into the comfort offered from Jesus as a result of mourning in my life? Am I feeling guilty over my sins or letting God convict, change and comfort me? Do I grieve like I have hope?
Pray that we would experience the comfort of God when we mourn as we rest in the truth of His Word. Pray for those mourning their loved ones or circumstances in life that they would rest in the comfort Jesus provides for them. Pray that we look toward the Comforter and not the hard circumstances of life.