5970 unhappiness

5970 unhappiness

A sense of despondency or sadness, often linked with disappointment or loss. Scripture documents human unhappiness in response to a number of situations, while recalling God’s unhappiness over the folly and rebelliousness of sinful humanity.

Unhappiness as the result of adverse circumstances

Ps 90:10; Mt 26:21-22 pp Mk 14:19 See also Ge 26:34-35; Ge 40:6-7; Ge 42:24; 1Sa 1:8,15; Ne 1:4; Ne 2:1-3 Artaxerxes queries Nehemiah’s sadness; Job 17:7; Job 30:25; Ps 10:1; Ps 13:2; Ps 31:9; Pr 17:21,25; Isa 19:8-10; Jer 45:3

Unhappiness caused by loss

2Sa 19:1; Jn 16:5-6 Jesus Christ had just foretold his departure. See also Ge 38:12; Ge 42:38; Ge 48:7; 2Sa 1:26; 2Sa 14:2; Joel 1:8; Mt 17:23; Lk 22:45; Lk 24:17; Jn 20:11 Mary weeps at Jesus Christ’s tomb; Ac 20:38; Php 2:27; 1Th 4:13

Unhappiness over failure and sin

Eze 9:4; 1Co 5:1-2 See also Nu 14:39; Jdg 20:26; Jdg 21:6; 1Sa 2:33; Ne 8:9-11; Ps 88:1-9; Ps 107:39; La 1:4-5; Eze 21:6-7; Zec 12:10; Mt 27:3 Judas seized with remorse at his betrayal of Jesus Christ; Lk 22:62; Ro 9:2; 2Co 2:2-5; 2Co 7:8-11

Unhappiness caused by a person’s own selfishness

1Ti 6:10 See also 1Ki 21:4; Est 6:12; Pr 23:29-30; Mt 19:22 pp Mk 10:22 pp Lk 18:23

Jesus Christ knew unhappiness

Jn 11:35 See also Mt 26:38 pp Mk 14:34; Jn 11:33; Jn 12:27; Jn 13:21

God also grieves

Ge 6:6-7 Prior to the flood; Eph 4:30 See also Ge 18:20; 1Sa 15:11,35; 2Sa 24:16; Ps 78:40; Isa 63:10; Jer 42:10

God’s remedy for unhappiness

La 3:32-33; 1Pe 1:6 See also Ps 6:7-8; Ps 10:14; Ps 31:9; Ps 116:1-6; Isa 35:10; Isa 51:11; Isa 60:20; Isa 61:1-3; Jer 8:18; Jer 31:12-13; Jn 16:20-22

See also

5198weeping
5795bereavement
5831depression
5835disappointment
5839dissatisfaction
5916pessimism
5938sadness
5945self-pity
5952sorrow
8713discouragement
9250woe
9614hope, results of absence

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