In times of sadness, it’s important to turn to God and find comfort in His Word. Here are some attitudes to adopt:

  • Pray: ask God to help us through this trial and to give us the strength and comfort we need. “Have no anxiety about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” – Philippians 4:6
  • Read the Bible: look for verses that bring us comfort and hope, and meditate on their meaning. “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God.” – Colossians 3:16
  • Turn other Christians: share our sadness with our brothers and sisters in Christ and receive their support and prayers. “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” – Matthew 18:20
  • Remember that God is always present and will never abandon us. He is able to turn our sadness into joy and help us through every trial.  “teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.” – Matthew 28:20
  • Show gratitude: despite sadness, remember God’s many blessings in our lives and give thanks. “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:18

By adopting these attitudes, we can find comfort and hope in times of sorrow, knowing that God is with us and will sustain us in all circumstances.