Can you imagine what your tear bottle is going to look like?
As a dude, I probably cry more than the average guy. I don’t cry because of anger, fear, or pain. I mostly cry happy tears. The tough guys out there are like, “I don’t even have a jar. I never cry, man!” For some of the really big feelers out there, hardly a day goes by without a tear being shed. Regardless of whether you cry regularly or not, we can all agree that life can be really tough sometimes. People do things to us that hurt us and leave lasting wounds (even for tough guys). A lot of us feel entitled to rage and bitterness towards others because of what’s been done to us. I don’t want to minimize the pain you’ve gone through, but I do want to challenge you to work through the healing and grieving process to get to a place of wholeness.
As we’ve talked about revenge this week, my hope is that your deep love of Jesus begins to root out any resentment, bitterness, and anger you hold towards someone else. My prayer is that you see others the way God sees them. My belief is that freedom is on the other side of forgiveness. In order to be whole, we must choose to forgive.
As you get ready for the weekend, be reminded that God sees you, hears you, and knows you. There’s not a sorrow or tear you’ve cried that God doesn’t know about. Be reminded that God is coming back soon to right every wrong. As Revelation 21:4 tells us, He will one day wipe every tear from our eyes.
Pray for peace in the lives and relationships of people you know. Pray for peace in our world. Pray specifically for peace today in any area of your life that needs it.