Here it is, another Tuesday, in another month, almost at the end of another year and somebody is still tarrying at the table of the tempter. Yeah, you’re being troubled by temptation, yet you will not trust the one on the throne. The toil of tomorrow is already terrifying you because you will not use your tongue to trample against your tormentors. You’re being tortured by your transgressions and you feel trapped.
What now beloved? What are you going to do?
Are you going to die there or will you choose to live? Will you drown where you are or will you come up for air, one more time? Are you willing to give up or will you try again? I’m only asking because while giving up is an option, it shouldn’t be your option. Sure, the enemy is picking on you and your family, folk on the job acting crazy, your spouse is sick, children trying your patience, your car is costing more than it’s worth and on top of that, your sinuses and migraines have come back with a vengeance, dog keeps running off, your lashes won’t stay put, lace front coming up on your wig and your heel just broke on your shoe.
What more Lord?
Here’s what you do. Cry. Yes, just go on and cry because research says crying is good for the soul. South China’s Morning Post says, “Crying is known to have a soothing effect and ‘emotional tears’ can even help rid our bodies of stress hormones. When we cry, our heart rate and breathing slow down a little and we start to calm down. We might even experience a mood boost after a good cry. Crying is useful for helping people release and express their suppressed or repressed emotions.”
Beloved, sometimes you have to cry through your crisis. Because this may be your season of planting and it can very well be the hardest of your life. OR this could be your season of storms and it, too, can be the most pain you’ve ever felt.
DON’T GIVE UP.
Even if you have to cry while you plant, weather the storm, or deal with the pain. DON’T YOU DARE GIVE UP! Why? The Bible tells me, in Psalm 126:5-6, “Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.”
Go on and cry, it’ll do you some good.