SORROW – a cause of grief or sadness; the expression of grief, sadness, disappointment, or the like
There are two kinds of sorrow. Godly sorrow leads to a change in our thinking, our actions and our lives. It puts us in the right attitude so we can repent. Worldly sorrow is concerned more with the punishment or consequences. Godly sorrow is concerned more with the willingness to change. Having a right kind of sorrow will lead a person to a changed heart. God can then grant that person repentance.
Scripture: 2 Corinthians 7:10
“For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.”
“Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.”
–Philip James Bailey
Jessica Brodie of Crosswalk shares her thoughts on what it really means to have godly sorrow. Check out her article for valuable insights on this topic.