sadness and joy
We are all prone to displaying sadness in our lives, and for whatever reason that it may come from each and everyone of us react differently to it. Some of us will openly display our sadness with crying and a broken demeaner, but some will do their very best to hide it by behaving angry or extremely happy. Either way sadness is something that none of us can avoid. And, sadness can paralyze one to the point of death. David experienced many days of sorrow (ps13:2). One thing is for sure, sadness tells when something is wrong and it is not pleasing in our lives. Sadness triggers others to try to cheer us up, and it brings out the best on others. It makes the heart better, the bible says (ecc7:3). When something is taken away from us, of which we are fond off sadness will fill our hearts; as what happened when Jesus told his disciples that he was leaving (Jh16:5-6).
16 A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father.
In God sorrow lasts only for a little while and the reason for this is because we have the Holy Spirit. Normally, according to scientist sadness last 240 times longer then any other emotion. Jesus told his disciples that it was good for him to go, because otherwise he could not send the comforter (Jh16:7). It is through the Holy Spirit that we receive a super natural joy that will automatically turn away sadness from us; it is a fruit (Ga5:22). David said “you turned my morning into dancing” (ps30:11), so he questioned his soul; why are you so downcast, trust in God (ps42:5). There is hope in God that whatever is making us sad it will turn into joy, and Jesus told this to his disciples that that of which they had lost was coming back to them in John 16:22.
2 How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
5 But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou?6 But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
11 Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;
5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.