I posted recently on the importance of trusting the Son of God in hard times, not simply the sovereignty of God. These thoughts have arisen again as I've been preaching on Revelation 4 and 5 recently. It's pause for thought to see John weeping aloud in the very throne room of God! (Rev 5:4) Heaven without Christ is hell!
Good thing the elder in heaven didn't comfort the way we ordinarily do... "Do not weep, haven't you seen the throne? It is very impressive isn't it?" John has seen the throne. He is weeping in the face of it! No the comfort for John is the Lion-Lamb - Christ. He is the One who turns weeping into cosmic praise. Let's make sure our comfort is similarly Christ-focused.