“For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death” (2 Corinthians 7:10).
Do you see that the Lord is conforming you to the image of Christ? He loves you enough to stop at nothing to produce in you one who loves Him wholly and fully. We may not see yet the outcome, but He does. Life is in His hands and no matter what comes, the author of your life and faith is leading you in love that You may trust Him above all things, circumstances, and times.
Lord, it is often difficult living this life of faith when things do not go as I imagine they should. Lead me, O Lord, that through all times of sorrow I may see that You also weep at the sin in this world. Help me to look above and not be held back by the untruth of this age. Guide me into repentance of those things which I think should be mine, but are really Yours.
Lord Jesus, You underwent a baptism of repentance for us all, repenting perfectly where we cannot. You led the godly life for us who are unable that we might have the opportunity to become as You are, a child of God. Lead me, Lord, in the way of salvation that I may walk humbly with You through every sorrow in the struggles of my heart that Your heart may take its place. Amen.