It’s Okay to Cry

Life is filled with tough challenges – it’s those extremely difficult moments that can take your breath away. It’s the earthshattering storms of life that hit you so hard, all you can do is cry. And it’s okay to cry.

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” ─ Psalm 91:1-2 ESV

The God of Creation knows the timing of all your breathtaking situations. And, yes, many blame Him for the unfortunate things that occur. Mindfully, He knows your strengths and the tender emotions connected with you and your storms. Perhaps it’s the loss of a spouse, child or parent or a disease diagnosis. Breathtaking storms have an effect that stops us in our tracks.

The enemy of your soul wants you to disconnect and blame God during the hard times. He tries to convenience you that blaming God will ease your pain.

Stand firm on the Truth and trust the Lord, especially when storms hit.

As you encounter your earth shattering tsunamis, be obedient to the LORD, and remember that He delights in hearing from you. Jesus died for you and wants you to experience life with Him (I Thessalonians 5:10). He is your great comforter and wants to hear from you directly concerning everything. Yes, everything.

Allow the Lord to be your refuge and protector, especially during the most painful times. He longs to be your shelter, your fortress and your strength. He will get you through your storms.

Today’s One Thing

Relationships are built and fortified by communication. Spend time talking or journaling to the Lord about all your pain and the storms that hit you. He loves you, even if the conversation begins with you crying. He loves you beyond your comprehension.

Go Deeper
Ryan Stevenson wrote and sings the song “When We Fall Apart.” When your time permits, listen to this song and allow the words to speak truth to you from the Lord. Be encouraged by Ken’s story.

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