Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
There are reasons to mourn in the life we live. We may mourn a death of a loved one. We may mourn if we go through a bad relationship or marriage. We may even mourn when we sin or know someone who is living a life of sin. Let’s look at mourning over our own sins and someone who is intentionally living a life of sin. We mourn over a death of a loved one because they are gone, death has taken them away from us. Sin is death and when we actively, knowingly and willingly take part in it, we are dying.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord – Romans 6:23
Jesus said those that mourn will be comforted. Jesus is the master at comforting us when we mourn. He is also the master at forgiving sins when we truly repent. The word repentance means to have godly sorrow for the sin we have committed. Given this definition; It is only when the sin we committed hurts us so bad it makes us mourn because we know it has separated us from God, is when we take the necessary steps to never do it again.
Jesus comforts us through all kinds of mourning. If we are Christians, we are Christ-like. That means we mourn with and for others. And we mourn over the sin in this world. But be reminded Jesus is the greatest comforter of them all. He knows how to deliver us and give us the strength witness to others in the midst of our mourning.