Monday, May 24, 2010

We Need a Good Cry

This has been an emotional few days for me.  Last night, I was watching my favorite Sunday evening show, Army Wives.  One of the ladies had a miscarriage. They had the characters deal with it and show the true friendship of the wives.  They showed how the husband and wife each dealt differently with the loss.  How he didn't know what to do for her.  Should he get her to talk about it?  Should he let her cry?  The answer is always to let each person deal with the grief in their own way.  It is hard to do that.  We each think that our way of dealing is the best.  It is, for us, but not for others.

The wife was sad, and was staying home, trying to deal with it.  Then she got some news that wasn't earth shattering, but when she heard it, she realized that the child was gone.  That triggered the tears.  That brought the emotions out. Sometimes you need a good cry.  It cleanses and takes that emotional scab, clears it away and let healing begin anew.

Psalm 30:5
For His anger is but for a moment,His favor is for a lifetime;Weeping may last for the night,But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 126:6
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed,Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.

God gave us the tears, the emotions and the ability to cry with others.  It is hard to show this emotion because it makes you feel powerless, vulnerable, and dependent.  We are always going to feel those things unless we turn them over to God.  Let Him carry that heavy burden.  Let Him carry you.

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  2. It is sometimes so hard to just let go, isn't it?

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