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Sometimes You Need to Cry!

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Most of us are so afraid when we encounter hardship, loss, or disappointment that we are blinded to the positive spiritual and emotional benefits that can be derived from the process of working through our inner grief, sorrow, and struggles. When we experience big sorrow, it can be the opening that God uses to teach us how to walk in the experience of heart healing and elevated joy – instead of being defeated by the pain! This is a spiritual paradox and brings hope to those who suffer! We will all pass through fire and flood, yet in the end the Lord always brings us out better than we were before, saturated with His goodness, full of His praises and joyful songs!
When we go through difficulty, we often tend to grit our teeth and try to hold ourselves together, as we continue in the struggle. Many of us have been taught that this is the way of being spiritually strong. But when we squelch the emotions attached to our hardships that need to be expressed to God, life begins to feel too hard. In this hard place, Jesus calls us to allow the pain to drive us deep into Him. In the depths of Christ love- He leads us down the “trail of tears”, His open arms and heart calling us to come into this healing safe place. Crying is the way we let out the hardness in our hurting hearts. He is close, loving us unconditionally, listening to our words and feeling our pain, as we release our emotions and tears to Him. Sometimes a visit to this trail will be short, but there will be other times it will take longer, and the visits will be more frequent. But we need not be afraid of this trail, because in the Presence of Jesus, we are safe to feel, cry, and release our grief. Subsequently there will be an emotional and spiritual trade off-we give the Lord the hardness of our hurting hearts-He gives us the replacement of joy unspeakable-full of His glory and healing Presence- until each of us sing for joy because God did not close his heart when we cried out to Him ! Psalm 84 proclaims, “How enriched are they who find their strength in the Lord; within their hearts are the highways of holiness! Even when their path winds through the dark valley of tears, they dig deep to find a pleasant pool where others find only pain. He gives to them a brook of blessing filled from the rain of spiritual outpouring. They grow stronger and stronger with every step forward. What euphoria and joy fills those who forever trust in you!”
“They who sow in tears shall reap in joy and singing” (Psalm 126:5).

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