Blessed Are Those Who Mourn [Matthew 5:4 Daily Devotional]
What is Matthew 5:4 about?
This verse is a part of a larger collection of verses called the Beatitudes. Jesus used the Beatitudes to flip our perspective and to encourage the downtrodden. Here Jesus is saying that those who mourn are actually blessed because in their mourning they will find comfort. Those who aren’t in mourning or don’t mourn won’t find that same kind of comfort.
Blessed Are Those Who Mourn
So what should you do? Go out and find a reason to mourn? No! While there’s plenty to mourn in our world today, it’s still better to have joy in most situations than it is to mourn. You can rest assured, though, that you will be comforted when the time comes for you to mourn.
In this short verse, Jesus offers you peace. As Jesus says elsewhere, “You will have trouble.” But just because there’s trouble in the world doesn’t mean you can’t have peace. You must come to Jesus in order for you to receive that peace, and coming to Jesus means seeking him in prayer. So whether or not you’re mourning something today, I encourage you to seek Jesus and receive the peace he has waiting for you.
Jesus, I thank you that you give me peace. Help me to recognize the moments when I need your peace and comfort the most. I ask that you would remind me to pray and ask for your help when I’m feeling overwhelmed or anxious. It’s in your name I pray, amen.