Sadness is emotional pain associated with or characterized with feelings of disadvantage, loss ,despair, helplessness and sorrow. Sadness is one of the six basic emotions described by Paul Ekram, along with happiness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust.
You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.
Imagine smiling after a slap in the face .Then think of doing it twenty four hours a day.
Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness . They are a sign of a pure heart.
They say when your missing someone that they are probably feeling the same, but I don’t think its possible for you to miss me as much as I am missing you right now.
Edna St Vincent Millay
2 Corithians 7:2-16 ; PAULS
2- Make room for us in your hearts. We have wronged no one ; we have ruined no one , nor tried to take advantage of anyone.
3- I do not say this to condemn you ; for as I said before, your are so dear to us that we are always together , whether we live or die.
4- I am so sure of you; I take such pride in you! In all our troubles I am still full of courage. I am running over with joy.
5-Even after we arrived in Macedonia, we had no rest. There were troubles everywhere, quarrels with others, fears in our hearts.
6-But God, who encourages the downhearted, encouraged us with the coming of Titus.
7-It was not only his coming that cheered us, but also of his report of how much you encouraged him. He told us how much you wanted to see me, how sorry are, how ready you are to defend me and so am even happier now.
8-For even if that letter of mine made you sad, I am not sorry I wrote it. I could have been sorry when I saw that it made you sad for a while.
9-But now I am happy _ not because I made you sad, but because your sadness made you change your ways.
That sadness was used by God, and so we caused you no harm.
10-For the sadness that is used by God brings a change of heart that leads to salvation _ and there is no regret in that.
But sadness that is merely human causes death.
11-See what God did with this sadness of yours, how earnest it made you , how eager to prove your innocence .Such indignation, such alarm, such feelings, such devotion, such readiness to punish wrongdoing. You have shown yourself to be without fault in the whole matter.
12-So even though I wrote this letter it was not because of the one who did wrong or the one who was wronged. Instead , I wrote it to make plain to you, in Gods sight, how deep your devotion to us really is.
13-That is why we’re encouraged .Not only were we encouraged how happy Titus made us with his happiness over the way all of you helped to cheer him up.
14- I did boast of you to him, and you have not disappointed me. We have always spoken the truth to you and in the same way the boast we made to Titus has proved true.
15-And so his love for you grows stronger , as he remembers how all of you were ready to obey his instructions, how much you welcomed him with the fear and trembling.
16-How happy I am that I can depend on you completely!
Paul’s definition of sadness: running over with joy
1- You have to make room in your heart for sadness.
2- Sadness is not there to wrong you, ruin you, or take advantage of you.
3- As long as we are human , we’re mortal , or dead , sadness is always there with us together.
4- In all the sadness that trouble causes, know that God takes pride in you, for he sees the courage in me and that courage makes you full of joy.
5- Sadness offers no rest i.e. troubles everywhere, quarrels with others, fears in our hearts.
6- God encourages the downhearted , he encourages us with the coming of angels(Titus)
7- Angels cheer us not only of their coming, but especially of how they praise God and how he encourages them.
8- Angels tell you how much God wants to see you ( he wants you and him close), how sorry you are ( repentance of sins) and how ready you are to defend him ( you are ready to preach defend the word of the living,) the words of paul.
9- Sadness is there to make you change your ways .Sadness used by God to make you change your ways is sadness to cause you no harm.
10- Our sadness that is used by God to bring my change of heart that leads to my salvation, and there is no regret in salvation.
11- Sadness makes you earnest, eager to prove your innocence with such indignation, alarm, feelings, devotion and readiness to punish wrongdoing.
12- When we’re devoted to living with Christ, In Gods sight we become encouraged.
13- Being saved and devoted , God boast of you and the angels boast of how you cheered them up.
14- God’s love grows stronger, each time he remembers how you are ready to obey his instructions, how you welcomed him with fear and trembling.
15- God is happy he can depend on me completely.