February 9, 2020

When Sorrow Turns to Joy

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“Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.”-- John 16:20 (KJV)

What is more empowering than knowing we don’t have to struggle alone? I have gathered some scriptures on the topic of how God eases our burdens. They are grouped into categories:\

Brings joy.
John 16:22
“And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.”
Uplifts and heals.
Psalm 30:1-5, 11
1 “I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.”
2 ”O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.”
3 “O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.”
5 “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
11 “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness;”
Psalm 23:4 
“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.”
Delivers us from trouble.
Psalm 34:15-19, 22
15 “The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.”
16 “The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.”
17 “The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.”
18 “The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.”
19 “Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.”
22 “The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.”
Wipes out trauma.
Revelation 21:4
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”
Brings hope and peace.
Romans 15:13
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.”
Shows us compassion.
Lamentations 3:22-26
“It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.”
“They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”
“The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.”
“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”
My Conclusion

Every one of us is cherished and guided. Please enjoy this live video of VaShawn Mitchell singing, “Turning Around for me”.

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  1. I love these scriptures you shared. Thank you for putting them together here. I will cut and paste.

    1. Thanks so much! I thought it was a good idea to group such uplifting scriptures together. It certainly helped me!