Sandy Warner ~ ~ ~ ~

: What’s wrong with me? Underneath all the masks. Godly sorrow.

COMMENTS: I understand godly sorrow to be the ground of repentance. I believe that this is a foretaste of circumcision and what His people will be going through when true repentance hits them. They will see and understand for the first time what disobedience costs.

2 Cor 7:9-11 NKJV
Now I rejoice, not that you were made sorry, but that your sorrow led to repentance. For you were made sorry in a godly manner, that you might suffer loss from us in nothing. 10 For godly sorrow produces repentance leading to salvation, not to be regretted; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

2 Cor 7:8-11 AMP
For even though I did grieve you with my letter, I do not regret [it now], though I did regret it; for I see that that letter did pain you, though only for a little while; 9 Yet I am glad now, not because you were pained, but because you were pained into repentance [and so turned back to God]; for you felt a grief such as God meant you to feel, so that in nothing you might suffer loss through us or harm for what we did. 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].
11 For [you can look back now and] observe what this same godly sorrow has done for you and has produced in you: what eagerness and earnest care to explain and clear yourselves [of all complicity in the condoning of incest], what indignation [at the sin], what alarm, what yearning, what zeal [to do justice to all concerned], what readiness to mete out punishment [to the offender]! At every point you have proved yourselves cleared and guiltless in the matter. [1 Cor 5.]

There are times when in solitude, away from the world’s escapes and people, that a deep sorrow rises from your heart and you dont understand it. It is like a grief that squeezes your soul. There is a yearning, a longing accompanying it, that draws you to Me in a bittersweet way. I know that you do not understand these feelings, but you recognize them.

Beloved, you are yoked with Me and My Spirit dwells within you. What you are feeling is the grief of My Spirit as I grieve over what has fallen in your life. When you willingly turn your back on Me and choose to sin, it wounds Me. I see the long term ramification of how your choices ravage not only your life, but also affect many people, even the destinies of the lives you could have touched had you walked differently. You do not walk alone, but are a part of My body and intimately connected.

Sometimes negative reinforcement is the only way to gain your attention. Sorrow and grief are not pleasant, but the memory of its taste is easily brought to mind.

I AM allowing you to feel a small portion of what I feel, so that it produces a Godly sorrow that leads you to repentance, salvation and deliverance. This sorrow will drive you to turn your life into making different choices and do what you can to make things right.

2 Cor 7:10-12 NLT
For God can use sorrow in our lives to help us turn away from sin and seek salvation. We will never regret that kind of sorrow. But sorrow without repentance is the kind that results in death. Just see what this godly sorrow produced in you! Such earnestness, such concern to clear yourselves, such indignation, such alarm, such longing to see me, such zeal, and such a readiness to punish the wrongdoer. You showed that you have done everything you could to make things right.




Words from the The Quickened Word are excerpts from the journals of Sandy Warner.  To better understand how God speaks, read Sandy’s book, “101+ Ways God Speaks, And How to Hear Him.”  Website:    Email:  







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