Once, when speaking at a Women’s Conference, I began by sharing that I had “cried a River of Tears”.
I knew that there were women present who could relate, because they too had experienced the pain and disappointments that lead to crying lots of tears. I knew, because I had been there…
Sometimes people, in an effort to be comforting, may say,” I know how you feel”… but it’s much more of a comfort when you know that someone has actually experienced circumstances similar to your own. As women, we feel things so deeply, and “crying a river of tears” was the best way that I could describe the heartfelt sadness that accompanied me through this difficult time in my life. I knew that I was not the only one to feel this way.
Many mornings,when I was having problems with my health, and praying for a miracle, my husband would wake to hear me quietly weeping, with my head sunk in my pillow. He would try to comfort me, but after a while, I think he just wanted me to let go of what he considered to be an “obsession” with wanting to have a baby.
But I was not obsessed, and I would not let go.
In spite of all my tears, I knew in my heart, that there was another river…
Psalm 46 says that, “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble… There is a river, the streams whereof shall make . glad the city of God,…God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early..
Be still and know that I am God…”
Sometimes we need to have a good cry, and that’s OK,… but we mustn’t cry as if there’s no hope… There is true comfort in knowing that God sees our tears, and will answer our prayers. I know because He’s done it for me.