#1wordwednesday / tonight I {CRIED}

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I almost didn’t show up to my little keyboard tonight. As I wrote in my journal to close out the day, the words poured out of my heart and I decided it would be good for me to get them out here.

Maybe you’ve been there too.

Tonight, I {CRIED}.

Not just the slightly teary eyes with a little water bubbling up inside your eyelids. No, I cried the big alligator tears. The kind where you think you’re fine and then the floodgates open.

As the tears fell down my cheeks over and over and over again, I was reminded how one of my favorite authors always says to pay attention to the tears.

Part of my life’s work is to teach people to pay attention to what makes them cry, because tears are tiny messengers sent from the deepest part of who we are. Trace them back and there you’ll find your deepest desires. – Emily P. Freeman.

Tonight I’m wrestling with tears of hurt and pain. There were hurtful words said and my reaction probably wasn’t the best with a situation involving a friend.

My tears are full of pain and regret and conversations playing over and over in my mind. What could I have done differently? What should I have said? How can I learn from this?

Pay attention to the tears.

Lord, teach me to be more thoughtful and kind, to let my reactions reflect You. Help me not take for granted any situation and to be on guard against the enemy when he would try to create chaos and destroy unity.

My tears remind me how I can’t do this alone. This battle is the Lord’s. I need Him now to fight for me and to guide and direct me, every step of the way.

We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, – 2 Corinthians 10:5

I want to always pay attention to the tears.

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