Matthew 5:4 – “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
There is a real need in today’s world for ‘happiness’. In fact, there is information online that gives the happiness index of each country, but no such thing is found concerning people who mourn. People in pursuit of happiness may feel happy for a while, but it is not long lasting because the peace and happiness that the world gives is in vain.
What about the sadness and grief that exists when, for example, we lose a loved one? This feeling is known as mourning. Only Jesus addressed this emotion with a promise: He said, “those who mourn will be blessed, and they shall be comforted.”
Maybe some of us will have the opportunity to be comforted in this life – but if not, we can be assured that we will be comforted in the life to come, in heaven, in the Presence of our God. “For the Lamb in the center of the throne will be their shelter. ‘He will lead them to springs of living water’, and ‘God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.” (Revelation 7:17). Because “there will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” (Revelation 21:4).
When we mourn, we have the promise that we will be comforted by our God. Let’s turn to Him who is the giver of all good things; Who leads us to quiet waters; Who restores our soul; Who tells us “I am He who comforts you.” (Isaiah 51:12). Amen!