How Sad Christians Cope When Sadness Strikes?
By Faith Magbanua, January 13, 2018 00:01 AM
Whether a person is young, old or somewhere in between; Christian or not, boy or girl, a person has its own limits and not everyone is capable of holding everything inside.
The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. - Psalms 34:18
There are times in a person's life when he or she will eventually feel drained, and the thing is, it can happen anywhere, anytime, even at the start of January 2018.
Depression doesn't take the huge cake in this scenario, but other occurring stuff that is holed up into a big pile of problems that snowballed into what we call "sadness" is the one that takes the cake.
As Christians, we are also very much capable of feeling deeply hurt. Sometimes we cry ourselves to sleep just because everything is just so hard.
It's even harder to people who have lost every ounce of re-assurance and re-affirmation that they do matter.
Take for example someone who have just graduated and is working a sub-par job that is related to his or her course. Over the short span of time that person is working, there will come a moment in his or her life that the person will eventually feel unfulfilled. Someone may contribute to that by saying hurtful things to that person without them even knowing how huge the effect is of their words.
That is how sadness works. It works slow at first, building up the momentum and the last thing we know, it has developed into a more feral being that can eat a person alive.
However, fret not!
Because the word of the Lord has something to say to us whenever we find ourselves into that kind of situation.
1. John 14:1 - Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Whenever we are troubled, all we need to do is to have our quiet time with God. Even though we literally do not hear him talking face to face with us, God works in mysterious ways. We must learn to let go of things that makes us sad.
2. Psalms 18:2 - The LORD [is] my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, [and] my high tower.
The Lord will give us a solid ground, take that leap, He will not let you down. Sometimes, the only thing that is making us unhappy is not doing the things that we love most.
Take that step, the Lord will guide you along the way.
3. John 14:18 - I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
There will come a moment when even your parents will make you feel unwanted, even your best friend, your partner, someone very dear to you. There will come a time that they will contribute to the pain that you are feeling but we must not forget that Jesus, will never leave us.
No matter how deep we are in that kind of situation, how messed up we are, how broken we are, He will fix us, give us hope and make us set our vision into the right place.
Christians can feel sadness and pain too. We get depressed but what made us different from others is that, we have the word of God to guide us.
So if ever you feel unwanted, sad or depressed, keep in mind that there is a God who died for you. He can help you if you allow Him to lead your life.
We are not perfect, we commit mistakes, because we are in the flesh, but God doesn't just give us trials because He wants us to suffer, but because He knows that we will be needing that kind of thinking in the future.
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