Nehemiah 1:4 “And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept and mourned certain days, and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven,”

I know some people will want to crucify me for the title of today’s meditation. I guess what came to your mind when you saw it was that, this pastor has decided to speak unbelief today.

Well, you must understand the psychology of tears. Most people especially men have been brought up with the mindset that shedding tears is a sign of weakness and shows you’re weak. So, even when you feel like shedding tears you bottle it so that people won’t see you as vulnerable and weak.

Friend, crying is not a sign of weakness whether you’re a man or woman, it only shows you’re human. Research has shown that crying allows people to release their feelings and hopefully achieve relief or satisfaction faster.

Crying has a physiological effect on the body, such as releasing neurochemical substances that can improve mood. When things happen and you weep, it normally allows you to quickly move past it and move on with your life. It actually aids healing and helps to quickly clear your head and focus on solutions.

You must realize that as humans we are emotional beings and part of letting out emotions is crying. I’ve checked through scriptures and saw where people couldn’t help their emotions:

Genesis 43:30 “Deeply moved on seeing his brother and about to burst into tears, Joseph hurried out into another room and had a good cry.” (MSG)

2Kings 20:5 “”Go back and tell Hezekiah, prince of my people, ‘GOD’s word, Hezekiah! From the God of your ancestor David: I’ve listened to your prayer and I’ve observed your tears. I’m going to heal you. In three days you will walk on your own legs into The Temple of GOD.” (MSG)

Joseph even had to go look for a good place to have a good cry. God told Hezekiah that he has seen his tears.

Here is the gist, what you do after the tears is what matters!

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