A lullaby in an old movie called Baby of Mine made me cry.
The words aren't so sad, as best I can remember, but the tune is. One day, I thought of that song and cried. I had asked the Lord to give me something to cry about, but I meant lyrics that would make me cry over the lost. My pastor sometimes reminds us that although people cry over things like animals dying, they often don’t over the lost.
Instead of the Lord giving me a song about lost people dying and going to hell, He gave me a song about His worthiness as the Lamb of God, because He died on the cross and rose again for us.
Many of the psalms were written with the psalmist telling God in the first part how sad he was. Usually, by the end of the psalm, he thanked God for giving him the victory. In this psalm, the writer tells the wicked to depart from him, for God had heard his weeping. Depart from me all ye workers of iniquity for the Lord hath heard the voice of my weeping.
I've heard of sad situations in which people have grieved themselves to death. Even if something has happened that was our fault and we can't make it right because the person we need to reconcile with is dead, we can still ask the Lord to help us get over it. We might even need to talk to a pastor or Christian counselor.
Whatever you need to do to move beyond your sorrow, do it. Move on, and ask God to give you your joy and your song back.
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