Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

– Matthew 5:4

Mourning is not common conversation in today’s culture, though it’s experiencing a little revival recently. Yet we will not get past spiritual adolescence if we believe that human existence is supposed to be happy all of the time. We must be able to face pain instead of trying to replace it with busyness or avoidance. For those who face the realities of life, Jesus is waiting to comfort and strengthen us.