Why are some modern Christians so fixated on being happy and positive all the time? Is it not part of the worldly culture that has infiltrated the church walls? The Bible teaches us not only to rejoice, but also to grief. Just as the Father grieves (Ge 6:6), the Son grieves (Jn 11:35) and the Holy Spirit grieves (Eph 4:30) there too is a time when we must grief over godly reasons - which then produces repentance that leads to salvation and no regrets.
Just as the Father grieves (Ge 6:6), the Son grieves (Jn 11:35) and the Holy Spirit grieves (Eph 4:30)
Grief for us, in Christ, is transitory: it has an end. Grief is temporary, as are these bodies. And like the Lord Jesus, even in grief we do not lose hope in God. Jesus, mourning, knew that the day is coming “when all tears are wiped away” Revelation 7:17, 21:4 And so our Lord Jesus did not grieve as one without hope, and neither do we. Hope in God’s redemption and ultimate victory allows us to grieve well. Insistent hope is the thread that guides us through grief to the Father’s House, to our rest, to Heaven and the fellowship of the saints, into the presence of Jesus where there is joy forever more.Good grief is the action of faith on the road Home.