Rev. Dr. Delesslyn A. Kennebrew, J.D., M.Div. - Visionary Strategist  Faithful Innovator  Inspirational Essayist
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Rushing Through Required Tears... Matthew 5:4

Rushing Through Required Tears #bloggingontheGO Matthew 5:4 NIV 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. GREETINGS! BlogFam, I truly do appreciate the lyrics to the song, YOUR TEARS by Bishop Paul S. Morton.... Your tears are just temporary relief. Your tears are just a release of the pain, sorrow, grief. Your tears are expressions that can't controlled. A little crying out is alright, but after awhile you won't have to cry no more; don't you worry, God's gonna wipe every tear away. Friends, I have been exactly where these lyrics take us! I have cried out tears of relief and release. I have cried out tears of pain, sorrow, grief, and even joy. I have cried in uncontrollable showers of tears that have drenched my face and I have cried gentle streams of unnoticeable tears. I am not ashamed to say I have cried in public and in private, in crowds and all alone. I have cried for so many reasons that I cannot fully explain and in moments that are just between me and God. I am not a stranger to tears. Tears and I are quite familiar with each other. We have grown acquainted and accustomed to each others rhythms though I am still surprised by the presence of tears in my life at certain times. BlogFam, I used to be one of those people that would not cry. I don't think that I saw tears as a sign of weakness, I just felt like crying was not something I needed to do. I felt that tears were not, at that time, necessary expressions for me to have. BUT I am telling you that one day... something changed. No, I am not one of those people who cries over everything; but I do believe that as I grew closer in my relationship with the Lord, my heart softened in ways I did not expect and am often surprised by the tears that have come because the Holy Spirit has moved in me. Friends, I am not at all saying that this is the sign for all believers but I am testifying that my softened heart is a result of my passion for God and the tears I cry sometimes are simply because I am overwhelmed by Gods love for me in its unlimited expressions. Our verse for today: 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. To MOURN is to feel or express sorrow or grief over misfortune, loss or something regretted. In this life you will experience something or maybe you already have experienced how it feels to MOURN. We do not pray for, look forward to, or hope for times to mourn but they will come. Your tears will flow. This is a part of our life.... to feel happy and sad, joy and sorrow, excitement and disappointment. In every life, some rain must fall and even Jesus wept! And I know we do not like to talk about it but I do know that at some point you will have to deal with that over which you have or will mourn. You will have to face the reality of misfortune, loss, and regret. Yet, today, I want to encourage you to know that even in these dark moments, YOU ARE BLESSED. 4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. YOU ARE BLESSED AND YOU WILL BE COMFORTED. My sisters and brothers, do not get anxious about your tears...or the tears of another. Do not rush through the opportunity to be blessed by their presence. Do not dismiss the unconventional gift of tears flowing in your life. Your tears, especially in times of mourning, are unique moments when the Holy One cares for you in special ways. It is true that only God knows the depth of your pain and God promises to be with you every step of the way! This experience - your mourning and your tears- is a required part of God's plan. Don't rush it! Don't act like you are way pass over it! Don't assume others are weak because of it! But you better believe that God has a plan in the midst of ALL of it! And God's plan is to BLESS and to COMFORT you even through this! Friends, it is OK to rest a while in the comfort of God. God's comfort can come in a countless number of ways so just be OPEN. God will comfort you and God may even use you to comfort someone else with the same comfort you once received. Actually, it is so important that we pass our comfort along. We know how it feels and the relief and the healing comfort yields so we cannot be selfish with our blessings. The same comfort that you have experienced, pass it along to someone else. BlogFam, I am glad to know that the blessings of the Lord are not restricted to days of shining sun and rainbows...but that the blessings of the Lord when the days are dark and filled with rain are just as rewarding. So, rest in Jesus, my Friends and take full advantage of the privilege to be loved by Him in spite of AND because of your tears.... Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO!!! 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