Hi, honey. God helps those who are sad in so many countless ways. For one thing He tells us that He will never leave us or forsake us, so we know He's always by our side. But I'd like to share one of my favorite scriptures for times when I'm sad, scared or just don't want to face the world anymore, if I may. In this scripture, it talks about God's feathers. Some picture them as translucent, but I picture them as opaque, you can't see anything at all through them. And this is the scripture: "He will cover you with His feathers and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and strength." And I picture Him holding me close to Him, sheltering me from everything that is hurting me, protecting me. Sometimes I even ask Him to let me actually "feel" Him holding me. And when I ask that, He always does. But there are so many more verses in the Bible that I could tell you about where we're told how He will help those who are sad. I am so sorry for whatever it is you're going through. I will pray for you, and if you ever need to talk to anyone, I'm right here. May God Bless You.
God helps those who sorrow by teaching us that if we love him, we will do what he ask, in which we are to turn to him for strength and comfort. Our Heavenly father hurt when we hurt. He tells us to bring our burdens to him & trust him to take care of our sorrows. It's our trust in him. Read Psalms 37. God's blessings.
Ps. 34:18 says that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted and in 2Cor. 1:4 it says to comfort each other with the comfort you yourself has received from God. It is probably true however that one can reject God's comfort because of pride or whole hearted rejection of God himself. comfort can come in so many ways. it can come with a simple ray of sunshine through the clouds or some "randomly" paying for coffee in the drive through ahead of you...too numerous to list I'm sure. :)
God Actively Invites Those Who May Be Experiencing Sorrow To Believe and Receive His Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth By The Work of His Spirit. ------------------------- Scripture Quote ------------------------- I will send you the Spirit who comes from the Father and shows what is true. The Spirit will help you and will tell you about me. (JOHN 15:26 CEV) ------------------- 28 "Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. 29 "Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. 30 "For My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
We can find great comfort in God when we sorrow by means of his holy spirit and the abundant spiritual strength he provides for us. When we read His word the Bible, we find great comfort in drawing closer to Him. The Bible tells us all about Jehovah so that we come to know all about Him; His likes and dislikes, His qualities, and the reasons for His actions. (James 4:8; Psalm 119:52) Never underestimate the power of prayer either. ( 1 Thessalonians 5:17) Prayer helps us to communicate with our heavenly Father, and just by talking to Him, we can find comfort. It's very much like venting to a friend: once we get it all off of our chest, we feel so much better. This is the same reason why Jehovah tells us to "throw our burden" upon Him. (1 Peter 5:6,7) He also provides comfort when He tells us of the future He has promised for us at Revelation 21:4 :"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” No wonder Jehovah is referred as the "God of Comfort"! (2 Corinthians 1:3)
Rrobles gave a good explanation of how God Jehovah can comfort us in times of distress and sorrow. He also uses his holy spirit to help us cope in such times. Remember Jesus' words at Luke 11:9-13 "Keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you. For everyone asking receives, and everyone seeking finds, and to everyone knocking it will be opened. Indeed, which father is there among you who, if his son asks for a fish, will perhaps hand him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he also asks for an egg, will hand him a scorpion? Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will the Father in heaven give holy spirit to those asking him!"