Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Sorrow versus happiness

2 It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart. 3 Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better. 4 The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth. Ecclesiastes 7:2-4

Balance, it is all about balance. It certainly would be great to laugh and be happy all the time, but that is not real life. Real life has sorrow as well as happiness. Some of us have more sorrow and some of us have more happiness but all of us have both. Solomon knew both during his life.

Has there ever been a time when you wanted a “good cry”? Crying may be cathartic for some. It is like a dam breaking and emptying out everything within. When we are in a sorrowful time in our life it usually brings us closer to the Lord.

When we are going through sorrowful times we tend to learn and lean on the Lord more than when everything is “just right.” May we not just “go through” the sorrowful periods in life but apply them to our life to grow in our walk and to help others.

Have a blessed day,

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