What causes sorrow?

In an article on the christian life, Hugh Martin speaks about the diverse affections between the christian and the non-christian in regards to what causes sorrow. Here is his description of what does (or should) cause sorrow for the Christian.

My deepest sorrows arise from sin; from finding that I am myself so unlike to God; from so frequently displeasing God; from having so little heart to seek or to enjoy fellowship with God; from having so little ability to worship and love and serve God; from beholding so little of the light of his countenance, and seeing so seldom his glorious goings in the sanctuary.

Oh, that God would allow us these sorrows, and grace to repent and experience his joy.


One Response to “What causes sorrow?”

  1. dad Says:

    And to Balance our sorrows because of our sins is the only true happiness and peace which comes ONLY from God

    C. S. Lewis says, “God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.”

    from: A Faith and Culture Devotional (Lael Arrington and Kelly Monroe Kullberg)

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