Don’t let sadness cause you to be disobedient.

“For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.” 2 Corinthians 7:10, NKJV

One day I noticed my children fighting over their toys, so I stepped in to correct the behavior by temporarily taking their toys away. Oh they cried and cried. One of them even said they would die if they couldn’t have their toys back. I then gave them the instruction to prepare for bed and put on their pajamas. One immediately got up and did what I asked, while the other continued to cry and explode with grief and sadness. I told him, “Don’t let your sadness cause you to be disobedient. There’s a difference between good sorrow and bad sorrow.” As soon as I said that, the Lord began to talk to me about the responses of His children to His correction.

When we do anything that displeases the LORD and we experience the consequences of our actions, the sorrow of the world can cause us to turn away from Him and disobey Him, while godly sorrow causes us to receive His correction, be obedient and move forward.

There is a difference. Don’t allow your sadness to cause you to be disobedient toward the Lord. Don’t allow your anger over what’s been lost to cause you to refuse to move forward and obey what He’s telling you to do. Respond properly and you’ll see healing and restoration in your life. Respond properly and you will see His salvation. We all deal with the consequences of our wrong choices, but how we respond is important. May the Lord help us all to be like my first son who, although he felt sad over what he’d done and what was taken away, he jumped up and obeyed.

Prayer: Father God, forgive me if I’ve responded wrong to your correction. I humble myself right now. Teach me to respond properly when I’m having to deal with the consequences of my wrong choices. Teach me to move forward and not backwards. I know you love me and even when I make a mistake, you are good and you’re already thinking of ways to restore me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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16 thoughts on “Don’t let sadness cause you to be disobedient.”

  1. Thank you Father God for your
    Grace and mercy and for allowing me to know your word.
    Father continue to mold me to be more like you.
    Being obedient to your word. Father I want to do things are pleasing in your sight.

    1. Great reminder of God’s grace and glory. Forgiveness is a glorious behavior for a child of God.Let’s’s keep pushing towards the mark.

  2. I absolutely needed this this morning. Thank you Father God for blessing me daily inspite of my disobedience. I thank you for everything the good and the bad.

  3. Restore Me Lord soften my heart I want to be more like you in Jesus name I pray I want to have your heart in my soul I love you Lord. Soften in my heart💜💕😘 amen

  4. Please teach me your ways and lead me in your truth. Lord help me to respond to everything you’ve allowed in my life with YOUR heart. I need you precious Jesus to do what’s right. Father please take care and bless all my DOTK sisters 💜

    1. Please pray for my Dad dear sisters. In ICU. Needs to begin to start taking liquids, food orally. Needs a miracle from our God. Need more time with him. Needs to know Jesus before his time comes. Thank you so much💜

      1. Peace & Blessings My Dearest Loving Sister Lynne💖!!!
        Lynne, it saddens me to know YOU are sad & going through😢! But, as you stated & already know..God is Faithful..He is also full of Love & He Is Kind! Lord, I come to You this morning as humbly as I know how..asking You to PLEASE keep Your Loving Arms Around My Sister Lynne..Lord I ask You to PLEASE dry every tear that she may cry away with Your Gentle Hands..Lord, I ask You to be her comforter in her time of need..reassure her that everything is going to be alright..whatever Your Will Is..Comfort Her Lord..let her feel Your mighty presence. This I Pray In Jesus’ Mighty Name..Amen
        Lynne, We WILL Continue To PUSH
        (Pray Until Something Happens)Through Together!!
        Loving You Always,
        Your DOTK Sister, Wendy💕

  5. Amen..Amen..Amen!!!
    Lord, I Thank You, Thank You, Thank You..for Your Grace & Mercy Upon My Life! Without You I don’t know where I’d be..I know I’d be soooo lost, confused & WOULDN’T be able to handle ANY of the crosses I’ve had to bear! I THANK YOU LORD, for keeping ME in my right mind to Worship YOU..I am sooo Blessed & feel soooo Honored to have a relationship with YOU!! I am saddened by the people that DON’T know YOU..that DON’T have a personal relationship with’s hard to believe, but true, some people have NEVER been taught about Your Love, Faithfulness, Goodness & just who YOU ARE!! That is why, EVERY chance I get..I share the Good News about YOU!! I want EVERYONE to taste & see..THAT THE LORD IS GOOD!! Friends & Family may forsake you but..He will NEVER..forsake nor leave you!!
    Lord, Please Continue To Bless & Shine Your Light Of Love Upon Your Obedient Servant Sister Kesha, Her Awesome Team, This Amazing Ministry & My DOTK Sisters/Family💖!!
    Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged!!!
    Love Always, Your DOTK Sister In Christ, Wendy💕

  6. My heart is full of Love for all the Sisters who read, n comment in this devotion. I feel the sadness, the life giving encouragement we send to each other, most of all the Love we have for each other as we go thru our daily lives. The experiences as we live each day on Earth. Our situations never gets the better of us since Jesus n the Holy Spirit has become a part of our lives. We can Love even though our lives stink, we can “Let go n let God” be our Father because we have learned to Trust, Depend n Rely on His love for us. We have truly become His daughters, n Jesus our King each day.
    I will continue to be a Sister in the Faith to all people. Encouraging, sharing, loving on them as I am required to by Him. Worshipping n praising His holy name. Giving of myself where I am needed. And feeling good that I have done what He led me to do today…being a mother, a daughter, a sister, n a friend to another. And when the day isn’t looking so great, remaining Grateful, appreciative, thankful that I have another day w You my DOTK Sisters, loving n crying along side w You. God bless U all. Have a beautiful day, n don’t forget to Armor up! Daddy says so. In Jesus name Amen

    1. Peace & Blessings My DOTK Sister Vena💖!!!
      You TRULY made my eyes tear up, my soul warm & definitely brought a smile to my face this morning!!!
      You’ve said EVERYTHING I feel towards OUR DOTK SISTERS💞!!! Isn’t it a BEAUTIFUL/WONDERFUL FEELING KNOWING you have some Christian Sisters, you can look forward to speaking with daily for encouragement & uplifting? WOW…THANK YOU LORD FOR DOTK💕..

  7. Good morning My Sister’s in Christ, I needed to hear this as I have been feeling discouraged because I was disobedient with making decision on impulse (changing jobs) Rather than waiting on God’s word and will. Now I am unable to find a good paying stable job and has been so disappointing as it has been a year that I have been asking and have not been able to obtain a stable job. I believe that God has a better Plan for me, I just can’t see it, so this prayer on Vision of His will has been encouraging and in Jesus Name I know that His Hands have Not parted from my life or my familys lives.
    I will keep the faith even when I feel like giving up.
    Thank You Beautiful Sisters of mine in Christ JESUS AMEN.

    1. Peace & Blessings Sister Yvonne💖!!!
      I think we’ve ALL done things at one time or another on impulse but..don’t be discouraged or beat yourself up about it..what’s done is done..chalk it up as a learning experience & NOW start REALLY Praying & asking the Lord to guide you in the direction you need to go..tell Him what you need! Talk to the Lord just like you talk to us..keep it REAL with Him..HE already knows..He’s just waiting on you!
      Be Blessed, Stay Humble & Encouraged Sister..DON’T GIVE UP..YOU’RE GONNA BE JUST FINE💕!!!

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