When You Can’t Stop Crying

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Perhaps you can’t stop crying. Or you feel like you can’t stop crying. Or you feel like if you allow yourself to start crying you will not be able to stop crying. Whatever you are going through, if the tears keep coming and coming, or you feel that you might start to cry and never stop, I want to encourage you with this.

Do not cry alone. Cry with Jesus. Cry to Jesus. Cry to the Lord Jesus Christ, yes. Pour your heart out to almighty God. Cry in His presence. Tell Him what fills your heart. Tell Him how you feel. Open your heart to His love, to His comfort, to His mercy and grace and counsel and wisdom and fellowship and lordship and friendship, to His nearness.

But do not stop there. There is, of course, nothing more important than Jesus and believing in Him and following Him and living for Him and spending time in His glorious presence. But God offers you even more love and comfort than from Himself. He gives to you and I our fellow human beings to walk through this life with us. We are not perfect, of course, as He is perfect. But we are still here to love and be there for and support and help and encourage and pray for one another. So go, too, to other people. People to whom God leads you. And share with them your hurts and hardships. And seek and receive from them the love and comfort, the kindness and care, the compassion and tender loving hugs and help they offer to you.

Tears come, and tears go. Sometimes they do in fact seem never-ending. But they do ultimately come to an end. And even when we feel we are drowning in them, we need not be alone in the midst of them.

Turn, turn, turn to Jesus. And rest your hurting heart and whole life and troubles and heartache in His heavenly holy sweet and powerful hands and almighty glorious hold.

Turn, turn, turn to the Lord, AMEN!

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV

“As for me, I will call upon God, And the LORD shall save me. Evening and morning and at noon I will pray, and cry aloud, And He shall hear my voice.” Psalms 55:16-17 NKJV

“Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah” Psalms 62:8 NKJV

“Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our  God, Until He has mercy on us.” Psalms 123:1-2 NKJV

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