“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”1

You can be truly happy. True happiness is found in humility. First, this humility is found by possessing a spirit of dependence, being “poor in spirit.”2.

Second, humility possesses a spirit of repentance. Someone has written: A real indication of true humility, is the willingness to repent when having done wrong.

This repentance is evidenced in those who mourn. That is, those who experience sadness, grief, sorrow or weeping.

How often do we really weep and grieve over our sin? Do we really know how much our sin hurts our Lord? If you and I did, we would repent in tears and true sorrow.

Now note the result the result of repentance: they shall be comforted. The word comfort means to be brought along side or to be encouraged. Like the Psalmist in Ps 32,

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered. Blessed is the man unto whom the LORD imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile.3

Let me ask you, don’t you want the blessing, the happiness of forgiven sin? You can have it. Just go to the Lord in repentance and confession, asking or forgiveness, and he will forgive you…and in that spirit of humility you will find the happiness you have been seeking all along.

 

 

  1. Matt 5.4 []
  2. Matt 5.3 []
  3. Ps 32:1-2 []