Have you ever been grieved over a decision you made and the outcome? Or maybe you were grieved over your sin and the damage it did in your life. Sin always leads us away from God and the abundant life He has for us. John 10:10 states that the thief’s purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy, but Jesus came to give us a rich and satisfying life. Yet, since we have a human nature, we sometimes choose our flesh over our spiritual life. We say no to the spirit and yes to ourselves. Before we know it, we spiral out of control and are in the midst of a sinful lifestyle. This should shake us to the core and grieve our hearts.
Godly grief always leads us back to repentance as 2 Corinthians 7:10 says (For the kind of sorrow God wants us to experience leads us away from sin and results in salvation. There’s no regret for that kind of sorrow. But worldly sorrow, which lacks repentance, results in spiritual death.). This is the type of sorrow He wants us to have- a sorrow that leads us away from the enemy and back toward Him. A godly grief for our rebellious nature will always lead us to repentance. We can only serve Him and bring Him glory if we let repentance have its way in our lives.
God will always forgive us and take us back after we’ve sinned if we have a broken heart over what we’ve done. A child never truly learns until they understand the gravity of their mistakes. We will never truly learn until we fall down on our knees in grief.