As Christians, we feel like we are supposed to be bubbly and joyous every single minute of every single day. As a matter of fact, a lot of non-believers expect that from us. But in reality, no one can be happy 100% of the time.
We are all human and we all face struggles and trials at times.
A lot of my friends and myself are still hurting from different losses of loved ones in the past few months. A lot of people are struggling with finances or relationships. The truth is, you don’t know someone’s story just by looking at them.
But this post is not meant to bring up your heartaches. I’m here to tell you it’s ok.
It’s ok to hurt, to cry, to feel sadness, or to take as long as you need to grieve.
One of my favorite songs says this:
“Sometimes I hurt. Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I can’t get it right no matter how hard I seem to try. Sometimes I fall down, stumble over my own disguise. I try to be strong as the whole world looks on, but sometimes alone I cry.”
~Sometimes I Cry, Jason Crabb
No matter your situation in life, it’s ok to cry. God doesn’t expect us to be happy every moment. He wants us to know we have hope and healing in Him.
This morning as we are headed to church, on a rainy and gloomy day, with a lot of things heavy on my heart, I’m ready to trade those sorrows for the joy of the Lord.
I challenge you today to cry as often as you need. Let it all out. But know that He is there waiting to pick up your pieces and carry you through it. Hold on to that hope this morning!
“God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble.”
Psalms 46:1 NKJV
If you would like to hear the whole song that I mentioned in the text, follow the link below: