Whoever said tears are a sign of weakness has it so wrong! Tears serve a purpose when used the right way. Now, I can’t deal with a whiny adult or someone that manipulates with their tears. But when you are really hurting, grieving, frustrated or even angry letting those tears flow can be a way to get relief. Combining those tears with prayer, journaling your feelings or sharing your testimony are also great ways to weep with a purpose!
My Pastor, Joseph Graham – The Church on the Rock Ministries, preached a sermon entitled “How to recover from a devastating blow!” One of the steps is to cry until you can’t cry no more!
1 Samuel 30:3-4, 16, 18 So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire; and their wives, and their sons, and their daughters, were taken captives. Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.
Finish reading the verses and you’ll see that David wept until he had no more tears, encouraged himself in the Lord, asked God for instructions, and in the end RECOVERED ALL.
Cry it out, but cry with a purpose!