Beatitudes – Divine Joy and Perfect Happiness.
Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.
1. Mourning the Losses
You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.
2. Mourning Our Sinfulness
“Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy.”
Sin- voluntary violation of a known law of God by a morally responsible person.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
2 Cor. 5:21
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness
1 John 1:9
3. Mourning with Vulnerability
Confess your sins one to another and pray for each other so that you may be healed.
- Builds trust and intimacy in a relationship.
- Builds empathy and understanding.
- Increases our self-worth.
- Helps us find the people we want in our lives.
- Allows us to work together more.
- Helps us overcome our negative emotions quicker.
I have told you things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
How Can We Experience His Comfort?
1. Realize God’s With Us
“The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.” (Psalm 34:18 NLT)
2. Release the Hurt
Forget about what’s happened; don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new.”
Isaiah 43:18 MSG
“Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19 NIV)
3. Rely on God’s Resources
The Holy Spirit
We do not grieve like the rest of the world who has no hope….
1 These. 4:13