Saturday, August 31, 2013

10 Truths About Crying

Saturday heralds the weekend, a reminder to cut some time in our schedules to relax and renew. I dedicate this visit for you as a time to read Scripture, say a prayer or just enjoy a moment of sheer rest. Take a deep breath in, slowly let it out. Ahhh . . .

If a cry catches in your throat, or tears well up unexpected, that's OK, it's perfectly normal. Let them flow. God designed the body to release its stress and toxins through the valuable mechanism of crying.

Let's look up some special verses from God's Word about crying. (NASB, italics added). Keep in mind these are only a few! You can find many more, but these are a good introduction. Copy and print them so you can hold them in your hand and let them sink into your heart.

10 Truths About Crying
Psalm 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment,
His favor is for a lifetime;
Weeping may last for the night,
But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous
And His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted
And saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Psalm 40:1
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 126:5
Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.

Ecclesiastes 3:4
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance.

Isaiah 53:3a
He was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

II Corinthians 4:17
For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison,

Revelation 21:4
and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.

These are just a few! What are some of your favorite Bible verses? Feel free to comment or share some other references, too. Have a restful weekend everyone. ferree

3 comments:

  1. One of my favorite quotes:

    "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." ~Washington Irving~

    Beth

    ReplyDelete
  2. When I hear anyone say "I hate to cry", I ask them why. I love the quote shared by Beth (above). Crying is a gift from God, which is obvious by the Scripture you've shared Ferree. Crying is a physiological cleansing. If you've ever wondered why you feel better "after a good cry", you've experienced the Gift. For me, a good cry is a wailing into a pillow, usually ending just after it seems there are no more tears to be shed. I sit up, take a deep breath, and say, "thank you". The immediate grief has been lifted and I am left with a peace that's usually followed with a smile.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Tears.... bless your hearts, y'all. Your comments are lovely and touching.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to comment. I am not always able to reply but your remarks mean a lot to me and will appear as soon as possible.

Here are some tips for commenting:
Remember to click the Publish button.
Choosing the anonymous identity is easiest if you do not have your own blog.
Using a computer rather than a cell phone seems to work better. Thanks again!