2 Corinthians 7:10
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
There is plenty of sorrow to go around in today’s world. It seems that regardless of which direction you look there is sorrow, tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril and a sword on all sides. If you spend more than a few moments thinking about were we are with events in this world and the apparent willful ignorance of man, overwhelming sorrow comes flooding in. How do we look at the open and blatant immorality and the type of fruit coming from those who would purport to be religious, political and business leaders in today’s world and experience anything other than overwhelming despair and sorrow?
The sorrow we experience from looking at the state of the world is not godly sorrow however. Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation but the sorrow of this world worketh death. Just because the blind is following the blind in their willful ignorance does not mean that I have to take on the death of this world.
Isaiah found himself in this position once upon a time long ago. In Isaiah 6:1 the bible says, “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon a throne, high and lifted up, and his train filled the temple.” Everything was in an uproar because the king had died and everyone was just sure that it was the end and the political mess was going to drag everyone under. In the middle of all of that Isaiah’s attitude was, I’m not looking at all the worldly sorrow. I’m going to look at what’s way above all of that, namely the LORD who is still on His throne.
In these uncertain times if the things you are looking at are producing feelings of death and hopelessness in your soul and spirit I would suggest that you focus on a much higher vision and that is the truth that the LORD God Jehovah is still on His throne of mercy and grace, far above all worldly sorrow and death. To God be all the glory!