Tears to the Lord are the hidden treasure to refresh our soul and renew our strength.
Sheri Rose Shepherd, Fit For My King
Are you a crier?
Oh, my, I am, but I'm pretty sure if you've hung around here very long you already figured that out. One day recently I'd just gotten off the phone with somebody and the conversation was nothing to make me cry, but after I hung up I started working on a little craft project and when one little thing went wrong, I just burst into tears. I couldn't stop crying. Pappy tried to console me and asked what I was crying over and I had no clue, but the tears wouldn't stop. I think maybe it was just a lot of pent-up emotion and being bombarded here and there with seems like something new every day (I know that's life and I'm not complaining, please know that), but something must have sparked the release. It's funny that just because I couldn't get a staple in straight would cause that kind of outburst but maybe that was the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. Whatever the reason I do know that afterward - well, it took a few hours - I felt cleansed and relieved.
God knows there are going to be days that the tears will fall, be they happy ones or tears of sadness. I much prefer the ones associated with what I deem as something "good" , but since God is working all things out for my good, even those tears that fall from my eyes prompted by a painful situation are not in vain.
He knows, He sees, He understands, He comforts.