At times, my soul gets burdened down with the evil and deception in the world. As I grow in knowledge and wisdom (Ecclesiastes 1:18), I find myself oscillating between the sadness of the world and the joy and happiness that lives within me. Though I feel this way now for spiritual reasons, I’ve always been empathetic. When I was child, I heard about things and would feel awful. This reality has even been a factor in some suicides. For a brief time, I tried to ignore the stuff I saw or heard and would not look at certain news because it was too depressing.
But that wasn’t the right response and kind of selfish. God told me to pray about what I saw & for anyone who might have been affected. This also gives me an opportunity to reach out and touch someone with my faith, mourn with those who mourn, take a stand for injustice, or help a person in his or her time of need. Then, I give this weight to God. This is something I must do so the feelings do not consume me or affect my health. (But there is this part of me that hurts for God because he has to carry all of our burdens, and I have to give that to Him, too.)
I know that this world is temporary, and Christ has defeated the enemy. But communing with God in various ways brings healing to my soul. No Christian should ever feel comfortable on this earth. We always long for home. The world is lost to sin, yet I’m thankful Love is always victorious. The following are a few Bible verses for sadness that you can memorize. Allow them to marinate in your heart when you are being pulled into the dark shadows of this temporal world.
+The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe. Proverbs 18:10
+And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you. John 14:16-17
+For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:18
+Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6
+Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17
+Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27
+Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22
+These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33
+And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. Revelation 21:1
+And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. Revelation 21:4
+Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28