When we are sad there is a mourning event that can only be healed and helped by Jesus. Our saddest times are when the death of another pulls us into the sadness with memories of love that is gone for a while. We are comforted and assured by Jesus that His Love is with us as we open Scriptures, especially John chapter 14.
Jesus' Words are meant to draw us close to His compassionate Heart, His Way of bearing our burden through His caring, and our trusting hope/assurance that we will see our loved one again in Heaven. Jesus says, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in Me." (John 14:1) Jesus indicates that we can get caught up in sadness and forget to believe; sadness pulls us inward. Believing rights our hearts!
Jesus says, "... because I Live you will also live." (John 14:19) Do not put living on pause while you are sad-- still get up in the morning and do what you need to do. Do more for others, an important factor in your life, and intentionally add another event to your life like volunteering to help with children, delivering food, helping a neighbor with yard-work, or making something to give away to someone who needs it. Allow Holy Spirit to lead you.
Jesus helps to heal sadness when you focus on believing, now more than ever, and the healing occurs as you are prompted by the Holy Spirit to do loving actions for others. Isn't this remarkable? Belief is the seed kernel for healing of sadness. Believing in God and Jesus causes us to be revived. Please go and open your Bible to John 14.