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Releasing Hurt to the Lord

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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.

Crying is the way we let go of 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 sobbing over Lazarus’ death, He wept.  That is, He felt their 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” and deny or push down my feelings of sadness and hurt.  However, when the pressures of family and life 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 would begin to flow, and cried and cried, not realizing I was pouring out my pain to the Lord while He was cried with me.  Even though I was not cognitively aware at this time how my tears’ connection to His valuable gift of healing the heart, my unawareness did not stop the process.   Eventually I would step out of the bathroom shower with a renewed spirit; I could go on with life!  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.

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