TEARS ARE A GIFT
Before I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, I WAS diagnosed with clinical depression. It was misery. I was a Christian with every reason to be thankful and happy for the Lord’s gift of eternal salvation but….. joy was absent from my life. I merely existed. I had no energy…. no hope.
The strange thing was that I couldn’t cry. For years I couldn’t cry. I wanted to but, I couldn’t. I don’t know if that was because of the brain tumor or the clinical depression.
After my brain surgery, boy…. the flood gates opened. All the welled up tears from the years I was unable to cry gushed forth. A tsunami hit. The RELEASE was so healing. I was so thankful. Tears are not our enemy. They can be a friend.
If you are holding back tears of sorrow, remember that even our Lord wept. It is ok to let them flow my dear.
HOW MANY TIMES DID JESUS WEEP?
Three times according to scripture:
John 11:35 “Jesus wept.”
Luke 19:41 when regarding Jerusalem from afar, Jesus wept over it knowing what would befall the inhabitants of the city because of their rejection of him.
Hebrews 5:7,8 “Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears …………
There were probably more times but these are recorded in the Word.