Everyone at a point in life experiences a situation that causes emotional upset or pain. It could be the loss of a loved one or being disappointed. We tend to respond to these situations by grieving or feeling sorrowful.

In John 16:33b, Jesus said, “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” In this scripture, Jesus brings to our notice that, while we live here on earth, there will be times we shall face difficulties that will make us sad. He, however, makes it clear that whatever happens, He is still in control. Halleluyah!

Isaiah 40:29 reminds us that God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. In your most troubled moments, look up to God and draw strength from Him. Grieve but don’t do it like those who do not have hope. Weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning.

Whenever you feel sad, encourage yourself with the word of God. Know that God is with you, and He will come through for you. His loving arms shall envelop you and His mighty power shall relieve you of your pain.