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Letting Go of Hurt


Crying helps us release and let go of our souls hurt and pain. God created tears as an integral part of healing the heart.  On the other hand, our world often associates crying with weakness or emotions that are out-of-hand, asking, “What is wrong with you?”  In general, most people feel uncomfortable or awkward when they are around someone who is crying.

In contrast, when Jesus saw Mary and Martha upset and sobbing over Lazarus’ death, He wept.  That is, He felt their hearts pain and cried with them, helping them release the weight of it.  In fact tears are so valued by God that He keeps them in a bottle (Psalm 56:8).

When I was a young mother and at the same time young in my spiritual journey I would try to be “strong” by denying or pushing down my feelings of loss, sadness, and hurt.  However, when the pressures of family and life’s pressures became overwhelming, I would get in the shower because with four children it was the only place I could find to be alone.

As the water ran over my face, I talked with God about how hard everything seemed to be. Before long, the tears began to flow, and I cried and cried, not realizing that I was pouring out my overwhelming sadness, hurt, and pain to the Lord while He was crying with me.  Even though I was not cognitively aware at this time how my tears’ connection to His valuable gift of helping and healing the heart, my unawareness did not stop the process.   Eventually I would step out of the bathroom shower with a renewed spirit; the heaviness lifted and was replaced with His joy!  The hard seemed easier as I felt God’s faithful Love supporting me and giving me renewed hope for the future.

If you are struggling with hurt today, our Loving God is waiting for you to pour your pain on Him as He renews, revives and reawakens your heart, soul, and mind. Don’t try to do life and be strong in your own human strength, because Jesus the Lover of your soul is waiting to help you unravel and feel your sadness, take your tears, and lift you up to a spiritual abiding place where you will discover increased peace, faith, hope, and love which will never fail to overcome the challenges of living on planet earth.

Psalm 42:3 My tears have been my food day and night, while men say to me all day long, Where is your God?

John 11:35   Jesus wept.

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