Paul wrote to the church in Corinth that he was afflicted. He discussed being comforted by the one who comforts the downcast. Elsewhere in the Bible we find places when Paul seems down or even depressed. He was not alone. Many giants of the faith experienced depression or dark seasons. Yet Paul also wrote to the Corinthians that he was filled with comfort and joy. He said, “I am overflowing with joy.” How could he be both afflicted and overflowing with joy? How did he find this kind of joy? How can we find this kind of joy?
Pastor Bryan Catherman addresses this question from 2 Corinthians 7:2-16, but with great focus on 2 Corinthians 7:10, which says, “For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, worldly grief produces death.”
Listen to Pastor Bryan’s sermon, "Joy Through Repentance” by clicking on the hyperlink or with the player below.