Tears do not make us weak. Tears make us human. Every one has shed tears. In the bible we read of so many instances in which people cried as they faced troubles, times of loss, grief, and even death. A beautiful yet tragic scene is described in the gospel of Luke.
In Luke 22 we see the distress and earnest cry of our Jesus as he prays sweating drops of blood before his betrayal.
Jesus truly carried our sorrows with him and experienced the worst type of emotion humans can experience. Jesus lived a perfect life and went through times of great anxiety. It should be a comfort to us to know in our times of great sorrow that we have a Savior who has been where we are. Jesus paid the ultimate price.
It’s important for us to let the tears fall down.
Let your heart break in times of sadness and let the empathy of Jesus comfort you. He makes beauty out of brokenness. If you ever feel like no one cares when you are in the midst of a crisis know that Jesus experienced those feelings too, but he turned to the Almighty. He prayed to his father in heaven. When all his closest followers and friends on earth were sleeping, Jesus was faced with troubles to the point of sweating drops of blood. The most beautiful thing about Luke 22 is that as Jesus begged for there to be a way to avoid such a cruel and painful death, he still followed his father’s will. What do we do when we face such fears? Do we really give it all to God? Jesus did not want to suffer. Jesus wanted to follow God’s will, and did so willingly. That kind of commitment is what God wants from us.
Know that with God, you can never be alone. God is always there. Our creator will always be by our side. He never leaves us, but we often leave him.
Cling to God always, and do not forget him in your times of loneliness and trouble.
When you feel all alone and are filled with distress remember to let the tears fall down and give it all to a God who is greater and higher than all else.
“As for me, I call to God, and the Lord saves me. Evening, morning and noon I cry out in distress, and he hears my voice.” -Psalm 56:16-17