Not A Day Promised

Battling mental illness through education and resources. "Let the wise hear and
increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance." Proverbs 1:5

Sunday, November 5, 2017

It's Okay to Cry

by Julie Brooks

"Tears are prayers too. They travel to God when we can't speak."

I am so thankful God gave us tears. 

He must have thought they were very special, since He collects them in bottles. I believe God is into recycling those tears, because each tear we shed takes with it just a bit of the pain we endure missing our loved one.

I always tell anyone that I know that has lost a loved one or is grieving a life's alright to cry. Release the pain; before your heart begins feeling as though it will burst.

I sometimes cry when I hear of a youth taking their own life; as I did this week. 

I empathize with the family that has just gotten a mental illness diagnosis. I pray with them, and God continues to bring them to my mind. I offer to listen and explain a few things that can help in the beginning; time enough for them to find the right psychiatrist.

It's okay to cry. 

I feel others' pain; I always have. I think it's one thing that made me the R.N. I was, when I worked as a nurse.

Pierce's psychiatrist told me one time that she thought GOD had given me an overdose of mercy. That is one of my spiritual gifts. And, at times, it can be so overwhelming from all the pain I see in those struggling in silence from mental illness. 

So, I am always thankful for GOD'S gift of tears.

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