Blessed Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted .... Matthew 5: 4 Sorrow can be a source of blessing . Hard to imagine but we all have sorrow to go through in our lives and how we handle it is another story and Jesus tells us our Chrsitian life will not be all joy and laughter . This verse almost says to me " Happy are the unhappy " now how on earth if we are unhappy could we be happy ? Jesus promises comfort not just to those who mourn the loss of a loved one , but those who mourn the loss of innocense , their righteousness or their self respect. It is not the sorrow of bereavenment to which Christ refers , but the sorrow of repentance. God's heart is to comfort and is telling us when we are sad , God will comfort us . When we have self pity and grieving , we are feeling sorry for ourselves but that never solves the problem as the problem keeps getting bigger and focusing on self instead of giving the hurt to God . Genuine greaving with an attitude of prayer and thanksgiving lifts our spirits and we focus on God and His plan and solution. Then and only then will we experience a peace that passes all understanding and we can rest in Him , knowing that He will look after the problem . Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.