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Crying before God

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Sometimes we just need to cry out before the Lord. When was the last time you shed tears before the Lord, crying out to Him with your needs?

"Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD." 2 Kings 20:5

God does see our tears! The Bible is very clear about that. In this story, Hezekiah was told he was going to die. He cried out to the Lord and the Lord healed him. God added fifteen years to his life.

Sometimes we just need to cry out before the Lord. We need to be willing to approach him, holding nothing back, with honesty and humility. When was the last time you shed tears before the Lord, crying out to Him with your needs?

I stumbled on a friend of mine recently who was crying. I didn’t know why, and she didn’t want to tell me at first, which was okay, I just wanted her to know that I cared. Afterwards, I prayed with and for her and she seemed so much better. I don’t know if it was the prayer or the tears, or possibly both. She felt closer to the Lord after the event!

Dear friend, don’t “bottle up” your tears! Let God bottle them up! Pour out yourself, including your tears, before the Lord. Show yourself openly and honestly to Him! And, no, it does not make you less of a man to shed a tear. Now, I’m not raising my boys to be “cry babies”. There are times to cry and times to be strong, but when your life is caving in, or you are facing something far bigger than your own abilities, cry out to God! Shed some tears!

He’ll catch them! And, you’ll catch more of Him!

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