Don’t Just Cry About It

I know they say grown men don’t cry. Well, if that’s the case I’m not grown. Because unfortunately I cry a whole lot. Honestly, just about daily these days. I’m certain I’ve cried many bucket loads over the last 25 years of ministry alone. For me it’s toxic to keep it all inside. After all, God made those tear ducts for a reason.

Over the years I’ve cried over many things. I’ve cried over every loved one that ever said a way too earthly goodbye to me. My heart has been crushed watching families and marriages fall apart. Tears have rolled over countless hospice patients that I only knew for months or just days. I’ve seen more heartache in one year than many will see in a lifetime. I’ve been called to come alongside brokenness, but often it breaks me down.

However, I’m not just going to sit there and cry. If there is a hand to hold, hold it. If there is opportunity to encourage someone, I’m going to do it. If someone doesn’t know Jesus I can’t wait to introduce them to my forever best friend. The tears may be rolling, but every moment offers a chance to help someone find a reason to believe and hope beyond their situation.

So, while your tears may be flowing uncontrollably don’t just cry. Turn it all over to Jesus and ask Him to use your heartbreaking situation to accomplish His greater will. Let God lead your heart every step through the pain. For, while we can’t see beyond the heartache God already can. The Bible clearly says that even when it feels God surely must have left us. He is closer than ever and will heal our broken heart.

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)

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