Your grief will turn to joy!
Sermon shared by Raphiel Manenge
Summary: In this world there a troubles and challenges.Just like labor pains they work for our good.If we stand in faith our grief turns into joy!
Audience: General adults
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ďI tell you the truth; you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joyÖÖ33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:20-22, 33
Itís hard to accept reality sometimes. Itís painful for a student to spend most of the time studying while others are having fun in the world. Itís hard for a pregnant woman to be always dressed in big clothes while others can swing from attire to another, be stuck to certain diets while others are free to bite all they want. But great will be the joy of the results thereafter. This is the joy of you and me today. All the weeping, mourning and grieving in your life are just like a woman in labor pains, so is your life but donít worry a child is coming into the world. Your grief will be turned to joy!
When your life is boring just know your grief shall be turned to joy,
When relationships are causing you to mourn your mourning shall turn to joy,
When troubles are hitting hard on you take heart you will rejoice soon,
When business is not moving on well just know itís the time soon you shall experience an overflow,
When nothing is well in your life be patient soon you will rejoice and no one will take away your joy,
Itís hard teaching that Jesus Christ gave to His disciples just before His death. How can the Lord of Lord say you will weep, mourn, grieve and face troubles while the world rejoices one may ask? I have even heard many people after a loss of their loved ones mourn saying God Has left me, God Has mocked me, God Has rejected me. Thatís fatal ignorance of the word of God. Jesus says in this world you will have trouble but take heart because He has overcome the world. God has never promised us no trouble but he said in all that he will give us His peace. God does not view our mourning and grieving as a loss but as a process of child birthing. When troubles are hard on you God is seeing a child of some sort coming out of you. Remember a child is a blessing; it is a good pleasant and admirable gift. However a child does not come easily, there is a lot of blood lost, sweating, crying, pain, mourning, grieving and great displeasure. No one has ever said to someone who has just given birth I am sorry for all you went through, or itís not fair what you went through. Instead people will say congratulations, how is the baby. Congratulations what a lovely baby boy/girl. Now when troubles come donít have a pain mentality instead have child focused mentality. Have a result oriented mind, have joy focused mind, and have a victory focused mindset. Its surprising how woman quickly forgets the pain they get in labor but cannot endure the pain of forgiving their husbands when they foolishly misbehave. Someone may choose to cancel her God given marriage as opposed to forgetting and forgiving the husband and continue enjoying the joy of marriage.
If you are mourning or grieving today just know itís the time to grieve but you shall rejoice again. You are in
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