Jesus's Sorrow Analysis
Peter’s sorrow was every bit as painful as what Judas experienced, but it was from conviction and it eventually led him to repent. Jesus restored Peter by letting him affirm his love for the Lord three times, just as he had denied Him three times. Conviction leads to repentance and life.
According to the apostle Paul, there are two different kinds of sorrow: one that comes from the Holy Spirit’s conviction (“the sorrow that is according to the will of God”) and one that comes from the devil’s accusation (“the sorrow of the world”).
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It's the Holy Spirit calling you to admit on the basis of 1 John 1:9, “Dear Lord, I was wrong?”
As such, we resolve within our hearts that we will, with the help of God, “cease to do evil, and learn to do good” (Isaiah 1:16). As soon as you confess and repent, God says, “I'm glad you shared that with Me. You're cleansed; now get on with life.” And, you walk away from that confrontation free.
If it drives you away from Jesus making you to want to isolate yourself or run to other sins, it is probably a sorrow provoked by accusation.
When you find lies lurking beneath your feelings of sorrow -- especially if your feelings persistently drive you into the ground -- you are being falsely accused.
Those feelings don't reflect the truth. Judicially, you are no longer guilty; you have been justified through your faith in Christ, and there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ. You are not worthless; Jesus gave His life for you. To disarm the sorrow of accusation you must submit yourself to God and resist the devil and his lies.
Next time you are sorrowful… Determine whether your feelings reflect thoughts of truth or error. Identify the source and deal with it