Jesus said to his disciples:
“Amen, amen, I say to you,
you will weep and mourn, while the world rejoices;
you will grieve, but your grief will become joy.”
~ John 16:20
We are not in control. God is in control.
Even in moments of intense and exquisite joy, our joyfulness is almost always tinged with traces of sadness, sorrow and pain. It could be a loved one we are missing during such moments or some wrong we might have done someone or some hurt we might have suffered in the past.
In the same manner, our sadness, sorrow and pain always hold the promise of making our lives fuller as we trust that we are all help in God’s loving hands. He has promised to turn our tears into laughter and our sadness into joy. And He has proven Himself faithful to His promises.
God gives. God takes away. But He never leaves us empty. In fact, He fills our cups – a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.