What does it mean to be sad? Does it mean we are weak? No. Does it mean our faith is not where it should be? No. Sadness is a human emotion that we all face at some point in our life. It is an emptiness that we need filled. Often times when we face times of sadness, we tend to withdraw. We isolate, seclude ourselves, and reject others. This is the time when we need to pick up our Bible more than ever. Why is it so hard to seek The Word when we are sad? The enemy uses this time to manipulate our thoughts. Our greatest weapon is the Scripture. Even if we don’t feel like reading The Word during our sadness, it’s the most powerful thing we can do. God’s Word points us back to the Cross. It brings our spirit to surface. It opens our hearts to allow God to nourish our soul. Sadness is ok. Maintaining the sadness is not ok. You have the control and power given to you through Jesus, to overcome. Give yourself the gift of love, through the words in scripture that are written in love. Remind yourself that you are loved more than any anything on this earth. Your Heavenly Father created you in His image. Seek Him through His Word and He will lift you up in due time. God is with you, always.
My son, pay attention to what I say; listen closely to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to a man’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. PROVERBS 4:20-23
The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail. ISAIAH 58:11
God is with us.
© Layla Freeman 2017
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light
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