Many view weeping as a sign of weakness. We instill in children, at a very early age, a need to withhold tears. "Johnny, be a big boy. Stop crying." A man may wonder if a woman's tears are a means of manipulation. Even in times of sorrow, we inwardly feel we should suppress our emotions, and stifle tears. Must we turn off the water-works?
Jeremiah could not. "If my head were filled with water, and if my eyes were a fountain of tears, I would cry day and night for my people who have been destroyed (Jeremiah 9:1 ERV)." Israel had been unfaithful to the Lord and was suffering the consequences. Jeremiah did not bottle up his feelings. He cried real tears, and cried out to merciful God.
With God all things are possible! Published articles in Mature Living Magazine, Secret Place, Daily Devotionals for the Deaf, Light from the Word Daily Devotional. Available now in book store: FORGET-ME-NOT DAILY DEVOTIONAL http:/ebooks.faithwriters.com/ebook-details.php?id=520