Trust God with your Tears

‘Hear my prayer, LORD, pay attention to my cry, and do not ignore my tears. I am an alien in your presence, a stranger just like my ancestors were.’ – Psalm 39:12

Trust God with your Tears

When life doesn’t seem too great, most of the time you keep your chin up anyway and carry on despite how you feel. Other days it gets the better of you and it seems the only option is to break down and cry.

Usually when just one or two things are on top of you, it is easy enough to cope with them. However, as a multitude of things start to stack up it only takes one final blow to topple the balance to knock you over the edge. Everything suddenly seems way too much to deal with and you end up in a state of despair.

Sometimes, just by thinking or chatting things through you realise that everything isn’t quite so bad after all. There may be a solution to alleviate the problem, or at least reduce it. However, often the main reason for something to deeply upset you is because you know, deep down, that there isn’t a solution.

It is often this realisation which causes us to cry.

This one unsolvable problem is quite possibly the trigger for all the other problems. Similarly to standing up a line of dominoes – as soon as the first domino falls so do all the others after it. What we had built has all fallen down all at once, leaving us confused and upset.

It is at this point that we realise we cannot solve the problem alone. We need help. We need help from someone who knows what we need more than we do ourselves. We need someone with powers beyond our own and those around us.

‘He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him…’ – Hebrews 5:7

Offer it to God. Hand it over. Tell Him why you are upset and that you don’t know what to do. Cry to Him, for God hears our cries and responds, as He has proved over and over again. Also, I’m sure it will be of some comfort just to speak to God about it.

I read a quote the other day which went along the lines: A problem shared is a problem halved, so tell it to Jesus twice! I loved this idea – it seemed so simple yet meaningful. We should speak to Jesus more often. He cried to God in His suffering to save us, so why are we so reluctant to cry to Him?

‘In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried to my God for help; He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry for help before Him came into His ears.’ – Psalm 18:6

Crying is okay. It means we know we need to stop and reassess where we are heading. God will listen, but only if we speak. God will help, but only if we cry out for it. For God loves us, and doesn’t want us to be upset.

‘He will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’ – Revelation 21:4

Trust God with your tears, and just maybe things will get better.

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61 thoughts on “Trust God with your Tears

  1. “Cry to Him, for God hears our cries and responds, as He has proved over and over again.” This is so powerful for me right now. I was reading Psalm 77:10-12 yesterday and this speaks a similar thing about remembering God’s miracles; that he has saved us before and will do so again. Thank you !

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    1. I have shed countless tears… but the one moment I will never forget (ever) in my life was when I let out my utmost, sincerest and most heartfelt cry (sorry for the redundancy, I was heartbroken) in the middle of the night whilst looking up to the crucifix, muttering in anguish: “why, Lord?”… “What have I done wrong?”. Almost at an instant, as if someone answered; at that brief moment, I felt a wave of cool breeze…as though it was embracing me. A moment of comfort dawned on me in this time of tribulation, an answered prayer, these words poured out into my thoughts like rain: “I will not give you problems you cannot solve”…

      I slept that night with sore eyes but a lighter heart.

      Thanks for reminding me of this… I’m sure everyone who reads your blog is being enlightened..you are a true warrior of the light. Godbless ❤

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      1. Thank you so much for your comment and kind words about my blog! That is a very touching encounter you describe, and yet also encouraging to know that in those awful times God comforts us. He helped you in a wonderful way, and it is absolutely right that He will not give us anything too difficult for us to solve. I am so pleased your prayers were answered in such a beautiful way. Thank you for sharing this with us! God bless you also x

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  2. i like this topic and appreciate what you say … But i would just suggest that Always take god as your friend & the only member of your family who actually loves you to teach you he puts you through harsh conditions & when we realize his motives behind it sometimes we cry …

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  3. After I read your incredibly profound blog, today you inspired me. As I look back in my life indeed I can’t solved my problems alone but your blog reminded me to look up above no matter how hard life may it takes. God will still have a way to reach you in the unexpected times. 🙂

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  4. Imagine the Creator of the universe, collects our tears in a bottle! He loves us so much that He gave everything for us. When we hurt, He hurts. When we cry, He wipes away the tears and puts them in a bottle. “Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting.” Psalm 126:5. May your tears reap joyful shouting.

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    1. Thank you for your comment and for sharing this! It is a wonderful and comforting quote. I am so grateful for how much He cares for us and all our sorrows, keeping each and every one close to Him. Thank you and God bless x

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      1. Thank u…for your reply…. Jesus is real God and friend in my life…Thank you ..for your Nice post.. LORD BLESS YOU AND UR BLOG….

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  5. I’m not a Christian, but I agree with every word you’ve written in this post.

    You nailed it with the lines “Crying is okay. It means we know we need to stop and reassess where we are heading. “

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    1. Thank you! I really appreciate you reading – I’m so glad that you were able to feel in tune with this even if you aren’t a Christian. 🙂
      That line came so naturally to me – I’m glad it was poignant for you.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  6. When the Lord directed me to start my blog, I admit, I doubted. As much as I considered myself “techie” the idea of blogging was NOT on my radar and I had no interest. A couple yrs later I did start it after receiving confirmation from a writer online. The Lord directed me earlier this yr to write a memoir. So I started. Geez, it’s been painful. The crying & tears just wore me out. I know what I’ve written has helped heal me. I know the writing (if ever published) will help others. But your focus on tears was an unexpected find.
    I may not finish the 1st draft by the NY but at least I better understand his purpose will be done.
    Thank you
    – Kenzel

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    1. Thank you for sharing this with me. I agree that it is sometimes hard revisiting times, but yes, it is at that moment which we we are able to heal those scars. Following God’s guidance is one of the best things to do, and it is fantastic that you are seeking and understanding it too. I’m so glad you could relate to my post.
      May God bless you now and through out the new year ahead. x

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  7. So true! My husband says that I am too sensitive and I cry too easily… but this is the only way I can release the pain. God the first whom I share my pain and I know He will be always ready to listen and wipe out my tears. Thanks for sharing these beautiful words. Blessings!

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    1. Thank you so much. I agree that it is the best way to release the pain. You are right, God is always listening and will be at your side at these times. God bless you also, now and throughout this New Year! x

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  8. That is so true… a problem shared is a problem solved… and i realy do that everytime i am depressed i just look over and start sharing my problem and cry loud… and such a relief i feel after that….😊
    you are a versatile blogger👍👍

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