Monday, May 29, 2017

10 Reasons Why Crying Is OK

Holidays like today can trigger grief because it might seem like the rest of the world has forgotten us or our loved one. We might not 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 unexpectedly, that's OK, it means you're 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. 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. 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

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