Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
Mourning has a place in our spiritual journey. We should mourn when we consider our sins and how they have kept us from God. We should mourn at how our sins have brought harm to us and to others. We should especially mourn when we consider that Jesus gave his very life on the cross in payment for our sins. When we mourn in this way, Jesus promises to comfort us. Our genuine sorrow for sin moves us toward the healing and new beginnings that Christ offers.
Gracious Lord, let the remembrance of my sin cause me to mourn. Comfort me quickly, lest I be overwhelmed with grief. Let my sorrow for sin lead me into the new life you have in store.