Grief

. . . faith is an endowment from the Higher Kingdom and changes all beliefs into an aliveness in the spirit. The quickening of the soul renews the atoms of the body to the very marrow of the bone . . . The capacity for response to sorrows . . . has been heightened greatly.

Bahá’u’lláh, Kitab-i-Iqan, p. vi.

I sorrow not for the vexations I endure for love of Thee, nor feel perturbed by the calamities that overtake me in Thy path. My grief is rather because Thou delayest to fulfill what Thou hast determined in the Tablets of Thy Revelation, and ordained in the books of Thy decree and judgment.

Bahá’u’lláh, Prayers and Meditations by Bahá’u’lláh, p. 10

Let not thine heart grieve over what hath befallen thee. Wert thou to scan the pages of the Book of Life, thou wouldst, most certainly, discover that which would dissipate thy sorrows and dissolve thine anguish.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 132

Should one who is in affliction or grief read this Tablet with absolute sincerity, God will dispel his sadness, solve his difficulties and remove his afflictions.

Bahá’u’lláh, Tablet of Ahmad, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 211

Wherefore, do I plead My grief and My sorrow to Him Who created Me and entrusted Me with His Message. Unto Him do I render thanks and praise for the things He hath ordained, for My loneliness, and the anguish I suffer at the hands of these men who have strayed so far from Him. I have patiently sustained, and will continue to sustain, the tribulation that touched Me, and will put My whole trust and confidence in God.

Bahá’u’lláh, Gleanings from the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh, p. 274

All our sorrow, pain, shame and grief, are born in the world of matter; whereas the spiritual Kingdom never causes sadness.

‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Paris Talks, p. 110