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First of all we were not intended to carry grief & sorrow. In the beginning God did not make man like that. It was the fall that produced sorrow an brought grief in the world. 

You are not to carry your sorrows!! He borne our griefs, & carried our sorrows… (Is. 53:4-5)

1 Cor. 7:10 For godly grief and the pain God is permitted to direct, produce a repentance that leads and contributes to salvation and deliverance from evil, and it never brings regret; but worldly grief (the hopeless sorrow that is characteristic of the pagan world) is deadly [breeding and ending in death].

Godly grief and sorrow turns you to God. Worldly sorrow only brings hopelessness & leds to death. (Death also because it draws you away from God) This is why satan uses hopelessness 7 sorrow. He wants to draw you away from God.

Satan wants to take your hope away. Hope is a refuge! Hope is an anchor! We have a better hope (which draws us near to God, Heb. 7:19)!

Worldly grief attacks the character of God, His promise & His oath, Heb. 6:17-19. Satan knows if we doubt God’s promises we will have no strength. BUT those who run to God for refuge will have strength & strong encouragement to grasp & hold fast the hope appointed to us & that which is set before us. This hope reaches farther than we can imagine. This hope reaches the very throne of God. 

Ecc. 11:10 Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: 

Remove it far from you!!!!

27 …lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

Worldly sorrow produces sorrow upon sorrow. This is a deep sorrow that only can led to more sorrow. 

1 Tim 6:10 …they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Sometimes we cause sorrow in our lives. As it says above we move away from “The Faith”. As we do this we will have MANY sorrows.

Worldly sorrow produces: anger, oppression, bitterness, no hope, turns you away from God. (And much more)

Godly sorrows produces: joy, gladness, praise, rejoicing, repentance, turns you to God. (And much more)

We are to cast our cares on Him because He cares for us.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.

He cares for us with affection and with a watchful eye. We are to cast our cares to Him. 

Casting: 

1) to cast, throw

2) throw down

3) to cast forward or before

4) to set down (with the suggestion of haste and want of care)

5) to throw to the ground, prostrate

“to throw, cast, hurl, to be cast down, prostrate,”

(This is from the Strongs & Vines concordances)

Make haste today to cast those cares on Him before they turn into ungodly Sorrow and turns you from God. 

We are not without Hope. In time past we were without hope. As the world is without hope now. 

Ephesians 2:12  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world:

Do not listen to Satan as He attacks you and tries to keep down. He will try to give you so much sorrow and grief that you will turn from God. As though it is His fault that you are going through what you are going through. Satan is a liar and He will have his end soon. 

God thinks about you! He has plans for you. These are good plans. He will give you hope. 

Jer. 29:11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.

We have hope in this life and for the next!

Worldly Sorrow = leds to no Hope & no God!

Godly Sorrow = leds to Hope & to God!!!!

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