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Yes I am Christian and yes I cry sometimes

Monday, September 19, 2011

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. Psalms 107:19

Today was a really stressful day for me today and it showed in my face and in my demeanor. The problems and issues of life were weighing on me pretty heavily and in trying to do things in my own strength, I found that I was totally weak. Now one thing I am sure we all have had happen us, when we are down or seem like we are not happy, the folks who are unsaved love to point out the fact that we are Christians and we should always be happy and sunshine filled. "You are a christian so why are you sad?" they say. "If you follow such a loving God, we are you sad?" I have heard from friends and family.

And that thought was running around in the spirit for a while today. In my weaken state, the enemy was telling me that I was not a good Christian because I was not happy and joyful and that my faith was weak and I should be ashamed. But before he could get a strong foothold, I went to where every child of God should go when they need guidance: the Word of God! If you do a search just on the word "cry" just in Psalms you will find so many verses where David, who was beloved of God. cried out to God in his distress. And I haven't even started on the other books of the Bible. God never said that we will have bright sunny days and be smiling all the time but He did promise that He will always be there for those who call on Him! From the Old Testament to the promise of Jesus Christ who said that whoever calls on His Name shall be saved, God is always there for those who cry out to Him. That is one of the most often things about God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They know that we are going to have trials and troubles here on earth, But through out His Word, God promises us that if we seek Him, if we cry out to Him, He will be there.

So brothers and sisters in Christ, don't be afraid to cry out to God. It doesn't mean your faith is weak. Just look at it as another opportunity to call upon our Father and do what He knows that we are going to do so that He can do what He has promised to His Children.

Read God's Word as much as you can my friends and just as food builds up the body, God Word will build up your soul.
Thank you for reading my blog and I pray that you are as blessed reading this as I was writing it.
In Jesus Name
Amen

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BOBBIENORTHERN1 10/18/2011 1:39PM

  That's why He gave us Jesus because our Father knew and knows just how weak we are in ourselves.

We have God Himself living on the inside of us other wise there would be no way that we could ever over come anything.

He never ever leaves us or forsakes us.

He makes sure that we will over come all and every obstacle just so long as we keep our focus on Jesus and our faith active and alive by staying in His word and just so long as we keep crying out to Him every day that we are here on this earth.

Very good blog and you are so wise in the wisdom of God to go to the word to regain your footing for the race of life.

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PURPLELVR7 10/10/2011 12:55PM

    I so agree, in fact I think that the ability to cry out to God shows how much faith we do have because we know He is there for us

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LEROYJL 10/9/2011 1:36PM

  WE ALL SHOULD BE ABLE TO CRY. MEN, WOMEN AND OUR CHILDREN. GOD BLESS YOU! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRIN1978 10/2/2011 1:53PM

    Just came in from church and saw your page. Had and still somewhat having a stressful start to the new week. I cried out to the Lord, yesterday and today and I am starting to feel better. God's blessings!

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KICKINGIT@56 9/25/2011 8:45PM

    When we are weak or downcast we can go to God for comfort and strength. Unbelievers may sneer at that but they are only revealing their ignorance. If they had a car which was sputtering along because the gas tank was empty, they would not think it foolish to get to the nearest gas station and fill up, would they?

I feel sorry for them because they have no where to go when they are spiritually "out of gas"

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JOYSONG50 9/22/2011 9:31AM

    Beautiful blog,BIGDAD1211. Nothing wrong with Christians crying sometimes. It helps to bring healing to our spirits and God DOES recognize the tears of His people. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Psalm 51:17

The shortest verse in the Bible: Jesus wept (John 11:35)

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GODZDESIGN95 9/20/2011 10:29PM

    emoticon I ring the door bell of heaven daily!

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ANGE47 9/20/2011 9:04PM

    T.D.Jakes posted this on his Facebook page today....I hope you don't mind me sharing
I know that I NEEDED to hear this today
"The enemy will always threaten you with something—your past, an uncertain future, the thought that you’ll never get out or be free. God is very aware of the threats against you. So mindful of the enemy and threats He is, that He prepares a table for you in their presence. God wants you to sit down at the table, eat the prepared meal of blessings, and remain at peace even when the enemy is snarling in your face."

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GODSCHILD2_2011 9/20/2011 6:40PM

    Well said... thank you for the Word.

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FERGSGIRL2 9/20/2011 3:02PM

    Isn't it awesome and comforting to know that HE shall wipe away every tear from our eyes someday, and even now, He catches them before they fall! When we as Christians cry, it can be a relief and a blessing, because our hearts are compassionate as our Lord's heart is toward us.

Whatever we face is not new to Him; the One who brings us through every trial and test. Rest in Him and find your strength in Him, who will never leave, nor forsake us! Even in your (our) tears we have that blessed assurance that God is still God and NOTHING shall separate us from His Love!
Thanks for being real and honest with your feelings. God is already blessing you! And I pray He continues.
Nancy
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WLLMS62 9/20/2011 2:41PM

    Wise words. Paul spoke to his churches many times through his tears. We are emotional creatures. God created us that way. We will have days when we're downcast. But the good news is God hears our prayers and comforts us when we mourn. And there is power when you cry out to him. Thank you for sharing.

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MRS_BRENDA_P 9/20/2011 2:37PM

    But He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. - 2 Corin. 12:9

Being Christian doesn't mean that our lives will be perfect and every day will be sunny. We will have our trials and we will have our bad days. But we know that there is a Heavenly Father always watching out for us and who is ready to lift us up from our pains and sorrows if only we ask Him. I pray that whatever you're going through, the Lord hears you and lifts you up. Remember that before every rainbow there is a storm. God bless you Greg! emoticon

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GRAMMYOF9 9/20/2011 2:36PM

    Amen & Amen to all the comments & Blessings to you brother for your heartfelt honesty! May the peace & the grace of God surround you now & always!!! He is always there, & gets great pleasure when his children call on his name!!!

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YATMAMA 9/20/2011 1:53PM

    You didn't have to read far before you found Jesus Himself crying out to the Father. Matter of fact, many of the believers I know are big time criers. Not only do we cry out to God when we are down, but we cry out to each other when we need to be uplifted, and we cry over our brothers and sisters when they are in need, and we cry when we see the saints of God struggling or rising above or doing selfless acts of compassion, and we cry when the presence of God is so near and sweet, and we cry when babies are dedicated to the Lord, and we cry when we hand loved ones off to glory when they die, and we cry when a song touches our hearts. I think the reason for all of this is that our hearts are alive, and that more abundantly. Glory to GOD for the ability to cry and the many reasons we do, for the life of Christ within us that keeps us LIVING. Remember... dead people do not cry. Awesome post, dear one!!

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BIGDAD1211 9/20/2011 9:32AM

    I so love SP! Thank you all for your comments and well wishes!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WENDYSPARKS 9/20/2011 7:20AM

    In everyones life a little rain must fall. emoticon Praying for things to get better for you.


Wendy

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CARRIEANNE1027 9/20/2011 7:18AM

    Hey friend, first of all I'm sorry that you have much to deal with, and am praying that God will lighten your load..
One bible verse that gives me comfort is Psalm 30:5 For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning..
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning!! How awesome is that? Take a look at Jesus in the garden before he was arrested. Can you imagine the stress and agony he was going through, knowing just what He was about to face? He was sweating blood! After being beaten beyond recognition He STILL had the strength to carry that cross. Where did He get that strength from? Our heavenly Father! So my friend, don't let anything anyone else says about being a "Christian" and how you're supposed to act and feel disturb your spirit..
Also keep in mind the VICTORY at the end. Can you imagine what it was like being there at the tomb when our Lord rose from the dead?? You also will have victory..
So yes my friend, cry out with all your might on the mighty name of Jesus. He is there to help you through your troubles, and He will be there when you have victory in the end!

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PARAEAST 9/20/2011 7:12AM

    So very true and so well put Greg.
I do hope that you have wisdom to make the right decisions and things go better for you. We all are human and Satan knows us well.
Hope you have a good day I will be praying so.

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IUHRYTR 9/19/2011 11:21PM

    So true. Everyone, Christian or not, has upheaval in their life from time to time and to believe everyone will always be upbeat during those times is naive. Good message. -- Lou

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 9/19/2011 10:52PM

    Great blog. He turns our mourning into laughter. So before the smiles there are the tears. emoticon

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HEATHERSUEM 9/19/2011 10:40PM

    Good blog! His strength is made perfect in our weakness. By the way - I cry all the time. A short testimony: I used to never cry, ever, not even when I was a kid and I got hurt, really! I was the type that was annoyed by people who cried. But then God got a hold of my heart and I haven't stopped crying since. emoticon

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REDSHOES2011 9/19/2011 10:39PM

    I never understood why men don't cry more.. My husband also cried, he taught me patience.. Some days crying is now my only defence not to blow up especially when my family does dumb stuff.. My sons go through very heavy issues- I have one son in foster care and the other struggling with a double diagnose.. Life can make crying necessary when one has put stuff in Gods hands..
xx
Red


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SANDY-RENO 9/19/2011 10:38PM

    Thank you for sharing! It's so true! God never promised us easy lives, but lives filled with trouble and sorrow. It will make Heaven that much more amazing! emoticon

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