Psalm 18:6 New International Version (NIV)
6 In my distress I called to the Lord;
I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
my cry came before him, into his ears.
ITS OK TO CRY ~
God knows us on the inside. Sometimes we just need to cry unto God. Sometimes we just need to cry things through. I remember as a kid I would get my feelings hurt and cry. I remember as a kid I would get hurt and sick. There is no pain as the pain I felt the day my dad died. I was 18 years old and my family would begin a new normal in our home. At the age of 32, I would watch my 37 years old brother died with cancer on Christmas Day. My mom would end up in a care home in her 80's and I would experience her loss of memory, wheelchair and she asked God not to be in that place on the next Christmas. She died in November of that year and God heard her cry. He took her to Heaven and she was released from pain and the wheelchair. I cried over these experiences and still have moments of tears. It's ok to cry and to know each of my family members above lives in Heaven. Real life happens to each of us and our attitude matters.
I opened the Bible to Psalm 18 and read about David. He knows pain but he also knew who God was in life. He praised the Lord and knew that God was his rock. Is God your rock today and are you able to know his power through it all? I am not the person I was at 18 and have grown to know the love of God deeper inside of me. I know he is worthy to be praised!
IT'S OK TO CRY ~
Psalm 18:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:
1 I love you, Lord, my strength.
2 The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
3 I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
and I have been saved from my enemies.
IT IS NOT OK TO STOP LIVING ~
Through it all, we cry out and God hears us, but we must press forward
I have learned from my past and I've learn to live in my present. I do plan for tomorrow but if today was my last day on earth, I want to know I've done my best. I want to leave a legacy of living by faith and living in this day. God see's our tears, knows our hearts and wants the best for us. Each of us go through things and can become a better person or bitter person. God knows my heart and it is one of good intentions. No matter what happens to you, never stop believing in miracles.
Tears come for all different reasons. My friend Lori called crying healing tears at times. I like that concept of God knowing the hairs on our head and he see's every tear we have on earth. It's also nice to know that someone is praying for us and with us. Somethings in life will never make sense to us. I can't answer all the why's of life, but I trust the process of God.
It's ok to cry, but it's ok to stop crying too. It becomes time to praise God for the journey and the peace in knowing God is able to handle what is in front of me. Living in a new day with hope, peace and a trust beyond a human understanding happens as we surrender our thoughts to God. I don't know what you are going through, but God does and is able. How tight to his word (Bible) and find scriptures of encouragement when needed for yourself and for someone else. Others need to see Jesus through you and me.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Be good to yourself and take care of you!