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00640 - When There Is So Much Sadness

Finding a foothold of peace and hope can be challenging in times of sadness. Psalm 34:18 (ESV) assures us, "The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit." In our deepest despair, we are not abandoned; instead, God draws even closer, offering His unwavering support and love.

During sadness, we must lean into our faith, allowing God's promises and presence to anchor us firmly. Engaging in prayer, immersing ourselves in His Word, and participating in community worship can provide solace and strength.

By offering a listening ear, a comforting word, or practical support, we not only help alleviate the burdens of friends but also lift our spirits. In serving one another, we embody the love and compassion of Jesus, fostering a sense of shared resilience and hope. Through these actions, we can find light in the darkness, guided by God's steadfast love and incredible mercy.


Sadness is part of life; faith is part of God’s promises toward us.


Lord, help me navigate sadness to experience your mercy and grace. Amen.

Action Point

If you are going through something, talk to some friends.

Copyright notices

(ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Text Edition: 2016. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit.   Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via 


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