A Thought for Today: “Godly Sorrow”
Sorrow in our lives can lead to many things.
Sometimes sorrowful people lash out at the Lord God.
Sometimes sorrowful people are mean to others.
Sometimes they may become depressed.
Please read the following verses.
8 For even if I made you sorry with my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it. For I perceive that the same epistle made you sorry, though only for a while.
9 Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing.
10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.
11 For observe this very thing, that you sorrowed in a godly manner: What diligence it produced in you, what clearing of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what vehement desire, what zeal, what vindication! In all things you proved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
12 Therefore, although I wrote to you, I did not do it for the sake of him who had done the wrong, nor for the sake of him who suffered wrong, but that our care for you in the sight of God might appear to you.
13 Therefore we have been comforted in your comfort. And we rejoiced exceedingly more for the joy of Titus because his spirit has been refreshed by you all. NKJV
When we are true to the Lord God, our sorrow is different.
We become sorry that our lifestyle disappoints the Lord and hurts other people.
While earthly sorrow can bring bad results, Godly sorrow brings repentance.
We are sorry to God and the Holy Spirit helps us turn away from those things the Lord disapproves of.
We can actually learn through this process of sorrow and draw closer to the Lord our God.
If I must choose between living a sorrowful earthly life or a Godly sorrow that draws me closer to the Lord, I choose the latter every time.
Praise God from Whom all Blessings Flow.