How God can use our times of sorrow to heal us.

‬‬”Laughter is the best medicine”, the saying goes…But King Solomon, ‘God’s wise man’ wrote the opposite:

“Sorrow is better than laughter, for sadness has a refining influence on us.”
Ecclesiastes 7:3

Laughter is a wonderful tool designed by God to help us to outwardly express delight and joy. Our laughter can sometimes be a welcome distraction from those things that fill our hearts with pain and sorrow. However it can also become a bit of a ‘bandage’; dealing with the bleeding of a deeper wound, but not the wound itself.

The sorrow Solomon writes about is genuine, deep sadness, grief, or mourning, not a surly demeanour.

If you are sad today, this is a season when Holy Spirit can soften, hone and shape your heart, as you draw close to Him in your sorrow. Let Him heal and refine the deepest places in your heart and bring lifelong change.

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.  Psalm 34:18

Jill 💜

Author: Jill McIlreavy

I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

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