Mourn your way to Happiness

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Matthew 5:4 (NIV)

This line in Jesus’ sermon is really paradoxical. Happy(‘Blessed’) are they that mourn. But having come to a real awareness of myself in the light of God, coming to that poverty of spirit, my heart is broken over my own condition. I mourn over my failures, over what I see of myself and in myself. But the promise of the Lord is…

‘they will be comforted’!

As God begins to minister to me, the power of His Holy Spirit and His strength, and I begin now to experience those victories of Jesus Christ in my life and that makes me indeed happy. But that doesn’t come until I’ve come to the end of myself, and that place of just morning in the fact that I have no strength, no ability, no power. I feel that helplessness. I cry out from helplessness and then I begin to experience the glorious power of God, doing in my life what I could not possibly do for myself. And that leads me then to a true evaluation of myself.


Heavenly Father, help me to realize and remember that simple prayer, “I can’t , but You can”. Empower me with Your Spirit moment by moment as I go throughout my day. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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