Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Thankful For the Tears~

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, NLT


Here in the sunny southwest, the weather is usually, well..............sunny! Not this month, however. The skies are dark. Rain is falling and thunder is clapping in celebratory fashion. And me, I'm applauding right along with the thunder! It's been so long since we were blessed with rain, I am thrilled with the change in our weather.

The welcome moisture has not only cleaned the dust from the air, but filled it with a wonderfully fresh aroma. No more stale air, here! And surprisingly, despite the gloomy darkness, everyone I meet seems upbeat, revived and rejuvenated. It is as though the rain has left the whole town feeling new and alive again. It's amazing what a few good raindrops can do!

The same can be said about tears.

Yes, tears.

So often we try to keep our life sunny - free of overcast skies and teardrops. We somehow feel tears will only ruin our day and get everything in our life soggy. How, like the rain, we should welcome the "rainy times" of our lives.

The song, Blessed are The Tears, by Christian recording artist Bryan Duncan, speaks so deeply to my heart, especially on rainy days. The chorus to the song is:



Blessed are the tears that fall
Clean the windows of the soul
And usher in a change of heart
And bring a joy that angels know

Blessed are the tears that fall
Wash the stains of life away
Forgiven and forgotten now
A new creation's here to stay

Blessed are the tears that fall



Tears, like the rain, can do wonders to wash the dust, the hurt, and the stale air out of our life. They are also God's way of bringing much-needed healing and refreshment to a heart that has become parched from the winds and heat of life.

Are you experiencing a rainy time in your life right now?

If so, don't draw the curtains of your soul and hide inside until the storm passes. Instead, walk out into the downpour, leaving your umbrella safely tucked in your hall closet.

Feel the drops.

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Let them soak all the way down to the deepest place of your heart.

As God waters your spirit with His forgiveness, His peace, His hope, His love and His joy, you will see new life start to sprout up where only despair and gloom once tried to take root. Welcome this season into your life and allow it to renew you and revive you.

Heavenly Father, Thank you for loving us enough to send the rain into our lives. Thank you, too, for tears...tears that cleanse and heal, tears that refresh and revive. Help us not to miss the blessings you have lovingly placed into each and every tear. We praise you for your goodness. We praise you for each and every shower of blessing. In Jesus' name, Amen~

(During the month of November, I will be focusing on the blessings in my life. Today's post first appeared on Heartprints of God in May, 2009. Tears have become such a blessing in my life, it seemed only fitting to start this month of thankfulness thanking God for tears.)


Linking up today with ON YOUR HEART TUESDAYS

3 comments:

  1. Hi Stacy - great post and a great reminder that tears cleanse and heal.
    God bless
    Tracy

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  2. Beautiful encouragement, Stacy. Thank you.

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  3. What a beautiful analogy! It's so true that you just feel better after a good cry. Tears allow us to let it all out and God allows us to cast it all on him. I love your blog! I can't wait to keep reading!! :-)

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Thank you for leaving a "heartprint" of your own.