“They that sow in tears Shall reap in joy.”
Psalm 126:5 KJV
“He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: He also will hear their cry, and will save them.”
Psalm 145:19 KJV
“And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.”
Mark 5:5 KJV
“And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.”
Mark 10:47-48 KJV
Tears are ventilation for the heart. Did you know that? We all know what happens when there’s poor ventilation, right? Pressure builds up, and things can explode. Mold grows when our homes are improperly ventilated. That same holds true for our hearts. Inadequate ventilation causes pain to build up, until eventually the container is contaminated. Makes sense why we have so much violence, suicide, toxic relationships, and a hurting world.
I believe one of the never-failing tactics of the enemy is to make people believe crying is weak. Look around. Every thing in culture is catered to being tough. Tuck your feelings, be unbothered, become a savage. Don’t vent to anyone. Have your own back. Listen, savage isn’t biblical, it’s Rihanna! Just saying. The enemy doesn’t have to work as hard to destroy us, if we bottle everything up and destroy ourselves.
As parents, we know there’s a certain cry from our child that will stop us in our tracks. You can be in a room full of children, hear a distinct cry, and know that it’s from your child. That same holds true for God. There is a certain cry of His children that causes Him to stop and answer.
Are you praying for a breakthrough? Cry out to God and let the tears flow!
The enemy will try to stop you. His job is to be in your ear, calling you weak, telling you not to cry, telling you to accept that this is your life. You made too many mistakes. You’re useless. Unworthy. The man in Mark 5 was crying and cutting himself in the tombs! Think about the pain you have to feel to cut yourself. People are full of anxiety, depression, addicted, self-destructing, trying to silence pain with pain. But God is an emancipator! Despite the legions of demons talking to this man, he ran out to Jesus for healing.
Don’t stay in this place. Even if the enemy is talking to you, cry anyway!
In Mark 10, Blind Bartimaeus is crying out to Jesus, and the crowds are trying to silence him. Note to self: don’t ever let people who don’t have your need silence your cry for deliverance! I see people in church, the place Hannah went to cry out to God for a child, and they refuse to stand up. Refuse to open their mouths and give praise and worship to God. Why? Because of what someone else might say? They can’t save you anyway!
Open up your mouth, and cry out to your God!
The Bible says when you sow in tears you will reap in joy. When you cry, God hears you and saves you. Jesus heard the man with the unclean spirits crying, and He saved him. He heard Blind Bartimaeus, and He healed him.
When is the last time you vented your heart to God?