Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5 : 4
Good morning, friends. Real life incidents make more sense and they have much effect in our lives. So here comes one today.
Some of you may remember that I was admitted in a hospital when I was in Nashville for 9 hours due to a pain in the abdomen. The Lord kept reminding me saying, “The Egyptian you see today, you will not see it anymore.” That was the only thing that gave me hope in spite of what the doctors told as I didn’t have my mom or dad next to me. It was in March, 2011.
Now it is Sep, 2011. It has been nearly 6 months since then. Doctors told that the pain may come again and if it comes, then I need to go back to them. But as per the Lord’s promise to me, I didn’t face that pain anymore after that day.
Last Saturday, I went to North Mississippi River Park with my Church friends. It was such a wonderful day that we spent there playing lot of games, eating all that we could. J After coming back I had a lot of pain all over the body. Because of heat and other stuffs, I had a severe stomach pain this evening. I was in a great fear that this one shouldn’t be the same pain I had 6 months ago. I am not willing to go to the hospital again for the treatment. When I rolled here and there over the comforter, all I was reminding myself is the promise from the Lord. My roommate and my friend helped me a lot preparing things which can soothe the pain out. I really thank God for them. But again the name I could keep on calling is the Lord’s. ‘Jesus’! Nothing else came out from my mouth. After vomiting, I started sleeping and the pain started subsiding. After I got up, the pain was no more.
Now back to Matthew 5 : 4. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Does that mean we should mourn all the time? Let us just quickly go through few points before I finish.
1. When things are all going smooth, the Lord’s promises may be forgotten and we may still longing for something that has not come to pass in our lives. At some point of time, there may not be any longing for us to be in His presence.
2. But when something strikes us so badly, we hurry up to God knowing that He alone can rescue us from evil. We don’t need anyone to remind the promises. We keep saying them again and again, crying out and getting delivered.
Now the question for all of us is, are we worried about others who face lot of struggles in their lives? Are we seriously praying for them? Are we trying to console them? In other words, are we still caring about what they go through? When Nehemiah heard that the city was collapsed, he mourned and prayed. He made the difference in people’s lives.
Can we keep others in our prayers considering they are our own Brothers and Sisters? My friends, when we lost our golden chain, my friends’ care and their prayers for me and family gave us strength and we were recovered faster from that loss. Who knows? There may be someone out there waiting for you to show them the way for their recovery.
Mourn for the right things! Mourn for others! Be a blessing!