Our hearts may ache for the loss of a loved one. We may agonize over the turmoil between us and another: a teenager who rebels, an adult child who strays, a husband who fails to meet our needs, a friend who struggles with faith--with life and death.
We may be consumed with circumstances so far beyond our control that we cannot see any way out, nor any solution to our problems. We may be distressed, despairing, and desperate. And all we can do is cry. We fight it. We try to buck up and deal with things. We try to stuff it all behind us and let it go. We busy ourselves with as many menial and productive tasks that we can conjure up... just to keep from crying. Why?
Why not just let the floodgates open and let the tears flow?
Crying is a cleansing thing. God gave us tear ducts for a reason. He knew our hearts would fill with heartache. He knew our souls would scream with the pain of life. He knew our spirits would face tumult and frustration. He knew.
It's okay, my friends, to let go and let God take your hurt, your sadness, your stored despair, your disappointments and brokenness. It's okay. You can cry. You really can. selahV
"You have collected all my tears in Your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book."