“I will turn their weeping into gladness,” says the Lord, “I will comfort them and give them joy after sorrow.”
– Jeremiah 31:13
Yes, the Lord does turn our weeping into gladness – if we believe in Him and in His great love for us. Yes, the Lord does comfort us and give us joy after sorrow – if we entrust ourselves fully to Him.
We are baptised and the Holy Spirit dwells in us – if only we would set Him free from the bonds of our greed, our pride, our selfishness and resulting reluctance.
Weeping and sorrow are part of life, especially of those who love and care. Gladness and joy, in spite of the pain and difficulties, are beautiful gifts of the Spirit which fill the hearts of those who truly believe and who acknowledge God’s love…come what may.
Lord, only You make me truly glad;
Only You fill me with deep and meaningful joy.
Lord, remove my greed, pride and selfishness, which distance me from You;
Wash away my sinfulness and give me a new heart.
All glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit!