In the past, when I experienced sorrowness, my first impulse is to lie in despair on my bed. Often times, my sadness will turn into anger. Blaming usually come into play. The more I indulged in my sadness, the angrier I got. Loved ones around me suffered.
Helen Hunt Jackson said, “You must defy that temptation for you are at the front line of the battle… Faltering even one moment would put God’s interest at risk. Other lives will be harmed by your hesitation. You must not linger when you are sad, or even indulge in your grief.”