For a million reasons or maybe no specific reason at all, so many of us are feeling more sad than usual.
I’m not even just talking about clinical depression, although that’s also an increasing problem.
But just a deep, soul sadness that we are lugging around day to day.
A pit in our stomach reminding us something doesn't feel right.
The thing is, sadness isn’t bad. We were created to feel this emotion sometimes.
The other thing about sadness that’s interesting is that God tells us that when we are sitting in it, He is so near.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” Psalm 34:18.
The Bible doesn’t say “don’t be sad”, but it does remind us that when we are, our Comforter is close.
As you let yourself feel sad, I pray you’ll also let yourself be open to His healing presence.
As you cry tears, I pray you’ll also remember that He catches your tears and keeps track of them.
As you allow yourself to acknowledge the pain, I pray you’ll also acknowledge that He binds up your wounds.
Grab the Kleenex and feel sad, friend.
But know that in His presence your sadness will not be met with hopelessness.
It will be met with compassion and comfort.
He sits with us in our sadness, and is also the antidote to it.
So let the sadness in, and let Him in, too.
He’ll meet you right there.
~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog