If I seem sad God is sharing some of His sorrow.
“Sorrow is better than laughter, for when a face is sad a heart may be happy.” (Ecclesiastes 7:3)
When there is compassion you’re effected by the world you see. If your vision is enlightened by the word of God you share in His sorrow. The sadness of watching poverty’s child playing in filth is no greater than watching the affluent living without God. Chaos, anxiety, depression and insecurity find no remedy in wealth. So I watch and share in God’s sorrow in knowing that there is healing if only men would listen.
If my face appears sad, know that there are solemn thoughts that run through my mind, but also know my heart remains blessed and happy. That which may seem contradictory, sad, yet happy, seems to be normal when you belong to God. This is how I deal with reality. I pray and write and pray some more in hope that others might “get it.”
The devil is real and he is here to lie and steal and destroy. Jesus, God’s Light, came into this world to destroy the works of Satan who has blinded the eyes of the lost. It is now up to God’s children to pray that our Father gives sight to the blind. A glimpse of Christ’s glory seen on the cross, coupled with the deep conviction of sin, is my prayer for everyone to experience. At least once, Lord. Let them see.
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin that so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not weary and lose heart.” (Hebrews 12:1-3)
There is sadness and joy revealed in Christ’s life. He is our example. “Consider Him!”