Posts tagged sorrow
My Top 10 Resources for Encouragement

Here’s my top 10 list of encouraging resources!

  1. ESV Journaling Psalter - What is more encouraging than God’s Word? What I love about it: As you read through the Psalms, there’s space to write how God is using His Word in your heart.

  2. John Piper’s sermon: This Illness Is For The Glory Of God - John 11 - I listened to this when I was devastated over the loss of my son and in a very dark place…

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Praying For Sun But Getting Rain

"When you put your happiness in temporal things, then your happiness will only be temporary." I recently heard this quote from Nic Vujicic (link to video). This quote struck me and I've been thinking about it constantly.


  • What am I basing my happiness on?

  • Am I only happy if the future seems bright?

  • Is my happiness based on getting what I want when I want it?

  • Do things that make God happy make me happy?

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When Pure Joy No Longer Seems Possible

I recently heard a dear friend who lost her child a year ago say, "I don't know if I'll ever be able to experience joy without sorrow again."


Have you ever been there? Has grief or depression so permeated your heart that you no longer see pure joy possible?

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