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I’m Tired of Crying

Dear Woman,
I cry like a girl, and there is nothing wrong with that since that is what I am—a grown-up girl. But sometimes I’ve cried so much that I didn’t think I had any tears left. I would lay in my bed, and tears would drop from my face like rain falling out of the sky and puddling on my fluffy white pillow. I was so tired of crying about being sick and having endometriosis that one day I decided, “I’m not shedding one more tear about this. I’m done!”
Somewhere, along the way I began to believe the lie that says, “It’s not okay to cry about the same issue over and over.” The lie that says, “It’s bad to cry.” The lie that says, “I need to suck it up and just deal with it.” The lie that says, “I’m weak if I cry.”
Crying reminded me that I was broken, and this illness was still around. Little did I know that God is not intimidated by my tears, and He doesn’t think my crying like a girl is bad. So why did I condemn myself when He didn’t condemn me?
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When babies cry, we tend to them and care for them. Their tears signify to us that something is wrong, and they need or want something. We will take a tissue and wipe their tears, but we don’t collect them or jot them down on a sheet every time they cry.
When babies cry, we tend to them and care for them. Their tears signify to us that something is wrong, and they need or want something. We will take a tissue and wipe their tears, but we don’t collect them or jot them down on a sheet every time they cry.
God is my Father, and He tends to my cry. Our crying and tears signify to God that we are in need of His help. The Bible tells us that, “The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, And delivers them out of all their troubles.” (Psalm 34:17).
Not only does He hear them, David said to God, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” (Psalm 56:8). Did you know your tears and mine are heavenly collectible items? Yep. Our tears are precious collectible items by God and featured in His book. Whoa! So, the times I decided not to cry and let my tears flow, they weren’t collected, nor were they recorded in God’s book. What an honor and privilege to have the One who runs the universe be concerned about our tears.
Here’s something to think on…
There is a promise to us who have sown in tears. We shall reap in joy.(Psalm 126:5).
P.S. This is an excerpt from my book Dear Woman: Get Well Letters of Hope. Inside the devotional are fifty-two letters of hope and each one will brighten your journey with a light of hope to FIGHT and get up and go! If you’re looking for comfort for your soul, encouragement for your heart, and inspiration for your mind then this book is for you, Dear Woman 🙂
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