• Sherry Kirkland

Journey Full of Tears



When you give your life to Christ, it is easy to assume that life will be full of joy, positivity and great things. Why wouldn't it be? Following Christ is the best decision any of us can make for our lives. And this is the choice that God wants us all to make. To open our hearts to Him and allow Him to come into our lives.

If your walk with God is anything like mine you will experience some amazing and wondrous things. With all the goodness that comes with this life there is also another side. It can be hard sometimes because the life that you are choosing to live opposes what the world is telling you. You will have many good experiences but keep in mind that it may not be that way always.

The good comes with the bad. We still have to live out this life.

I can't tell you how many times I've cried to the Lord. Just thinking about the state of this world. There is so much suffering and so many people are being deceived. It is almost overwhelming just thinking of the things and people to pray for. I also have days when I feel sad and lonely. I have lost so many friends and family members for no other reason than the fact that my life has changed. That is something I try not to think about but being human it hits you every once and a while.

And what about the days that you feel like you really need to hear from the Lord and you don't hear anything. Or when life gets the best of you, we have all had our share of loss, rejection and disappointments. And God forbid you mess up on this journey and do something that you shouldn't. So many tears shed, for so many different reasons.

But there are also the good tears. The tears that come when you can feel His love for you. The tears we shed for answered prayers, miracles and just being in His presence. Those tears are the best ones and make up for all the others. The joy of one good day in the Lord outweighs all my bad days put together. It's amazing and motivates me to continue on this journey.

For me, this journey has been full of tears. I have actually cried more in the three years since I 'found God' than I have in my entire life. This has been a process and a learning experience. I am constantly growing and I wouldn't change a thing.

So through all the tears...good tears, sad tears, tears of sorrow or tears or joy, keep your focus on the Lord. He never leaves us and will be there with us through it all.

Romans 8:28 28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

James 1:2-4 2My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.

Psalm 56:8-9 8Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll- are they not in your record? 9Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.

Psalm 34:17 17The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.

Psalm 126:5 5Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.

Isaiah 25:8 8he will swallow up death forever. The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove his people's disgrace from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

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