Please be careful. God gave us emotions like sadness but not so we get swallowed up by our emotions and consumed with ourselves and our feelings and become unable to move forward in life seeking and following God and His will for our lives!
I don’t believe God wants us to avoid emotions like sadness. The Bible is filled with people getting sad at times. But I don’t believe God wants us to become stuck in our sorrow whereby we never move past it, can’t fulfill His purpose for our lives, can’t enjoy our relationship with Him, can’t love and serve Him with all our hearts, and can’t enjoy the blessings He bestows upon us.
I did a terrible job for years with all this. I got so stuck in sadness and self I couldn’t see past any of it. I was continually miserable and tried to drag everyone else into my misery. Oh, sure, I had good reasons to be sad. And lots of people have plenty of reasons to be sad. Assuredly there is a time, place, and reason to be sad. But never ever do I believe God wants us to be in bondage to sadness whereby it becomes a prison we can never exit. Whereby sadness rules and reigns in our hearts and lives and holds us back from living freely and fully for Jesus.
Feeling stuck in sadness? Need encouragement? Pour out your heart to God, cry out to God, pray to God, seek God, give your sadness to Him, spend time in His presence, read the Bible, and seek and receive His love, comfort, and healing.
God is the most important one to whom we bring our sadness, but He also blesses us with special loving people we can turn to for love, support, help, comfort, prayer, and encouragement.
Think of sadness like a balloon whose string you release so that it floats up into the sky into the hands of God. Then reach your hands heavenward, praise the Lord for His love, comfort, and healing, and walk forward in life as He lovingly, mercifully, and blessedly leads you forth! Amen!
“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us…”
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV
“O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water. So I have looked for You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory. Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.” Psalms 63:1-4 NKJV