#thirstythursday / sometimes you just need to ugly cry

the daily Starr thirsty thursday

I’m not afraid to admit – sometimes you just need to ugly cry.

That’s exactly what I felt like earlier this week.

Circumstances in my life weren’t going as planned and I was hurting. All I wanted to do was cry big alligator tears, crawl up under the covers and sleep for a week.

Then, I eventually opened my Bible app and read this:

Did you see those very first words?

Let my cry come right into Your presence, God.

In that moment I knew God was okay with my ugly cry.

Sometimes we need to realize the weight of this world we’re carrying on our shoulders and take those tears to a father that can handle them.

Inside my heart, I felt a shift.

A shift from feeling hopeless to hopeful.

Being in His presence changes me.

Let praise cascade off my lips. 

Immediately I knew I needed to praise God in the midst of my biggest disappointments. No matter what outcomes there are, He’s in control.

God’s got this, Starr.

Ugly cry and all.

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