Monday, September 7, 2015

10 Bible Truths About Crying

Holidays like today can trigger grief because it might seem like the rest of the world has forgotten us or our loved one, we don't have any plans while they do, and doggone it---we just miss our husband!

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. 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 by thanking the Lord for understanding and loving you.

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 from the NASB, with my italics added. But what are some of your favorite Bible verses? Feel free to comment or share some other references, too, and take today one step at a time.  ferree

9 comments:

  1. Thanks, Ferree. This was a blessing to me today. Looking at my Facebook memories today, I see that 5 years ago was my mother-in-law's funeral. I was so stressed whether Wayne, my husband, would be able to go to the funeral. He had had a very difficult day the day before. He did go to the funeral and had a relatively good day. Four months later he joined his Mom in heaven. Today I am alone (although not really, because God is with me) I am feeling a bit sad, however. Your verses here were comforting.

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  2. 5 years ago this very day? I had no idea. And then your husband 4 months later...you'll be in my thoughts and prayers today Sharon. And I praise theLord for you and the many ways God has been evident in your life these last 5 years. I'd encourage people to visit your blog and see.:)

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  3. Thank you, Ferree! I plan to print this post just like you recommended! S.E.

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  4. Tears are an outlet from the soul when too much pressure has been placed upon the heart. . . .

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    1. That's so true but I never heard anyone put it that way. I might have to quote you! Thank you very much for sharing today.

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  5. Psalm 56:8 New Living Translation
    You keep track of all my sorrows.
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.

    My Savior, who understands grief, lovingly sees and records each of my tears. (I'm sure my bottle is huge!)

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    1. Make that 11 Truths About Crying. (My bottle is pretty big too), this is one of my favorites though . thanks!

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  6. Wonderful post filled with wonderful scriptures. I've found much encouragement here in the past month. I believe my bottle of tears would fill 2 oceans and then some. Monday would have been my 41st wedding anniversary, but it will be my first without my beloved Mac; and the 16th will be the 11 month mark since his home going. Plus my dearest friend whom I have known since we were both 3, just lost her husband, and so my grief is large and my heart is raw these days.

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    1. Two oceans and then some...I'm sorry for your loss Mrs. Mac. There will come a day when it won't hurt as much...God's mercies are new every morning

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