This has been a big one for me. I have always felt like tears make it look like I am begging for attention, I have never desired to cry in front of people. I don’t want to be known as the person who can’t hold their emotions together. So I have gotten really good at controlling my emotions – feeling them? No. Learning not to let them show? Yes. – making sure

I ONLY SHOW WHAT I WANT YOU TO SEE.

I mean it’s not that big of a deal; people all around the world do it. It’s self-control even promoted by the Bible right…

WRONG.

I think we so often lose the need to be in touch with our emotions. I mean for goodness sake Jesus was one of the most emotion men I have ever read about, His best friend died – He wept, He’s scared of the cross – He sweats blood and cries. He felt emotions and He was not afraid to express them!

Something somebody recently told me was that,

CRYING IS LIKE HEALING – ITS ALLOWING YOURSELF TO RELEASE THE PAIN AND FILL THAT SPACE WITH GRACE AND LOVE.

After she told me that I remembered a verse in Psalms,

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So my tears are valuable? Me not carrying my hurt by myself is important! This blew my mind, that God keeps track of my sorrows, He knows whats happening and He is waiting to collect my tears – to wipe my eyes.

So I hope this encourages you as it did me. To not be afraid to cry, it’s not asking for attention, it’s not weakness, it is giving God the chance to work in your heart. It might take a little courage to let people see you’re hurting, but Princess, from me to you

IT’S WORTH IT.

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Published by Nicole Honeywill