In a time where tears are a representation of pain, sadness, or even weakness I find it necessary to take a different approach to the significance and meaning of them.
Webster’s Dictionary defines tears as, a fluid appearing in or flowing from the eye as a result of emotion, especially grief. And while I understand grief and have been acquainted with it on many occasions, lets change the stereotype or better yet lets elevate our thinking and seek a greater truth.
Yes, a negative connotation comes along with tears and suggests weakness but how would you respond if I told you your tears have also been a sign of strength? Tears can be so strong that they won’t let you quit. They are a reminder of your promise, an outward manifestation that you trust God! Tears are a sign of trust! Tears have the ability to pull on the power of God “for we have a High Priest that can be touched with the feeling of our infirmities” (Heb. 4:15). This is what we do when we don’t know what to say…so how is it that we only categorize tears as a posture of feebleness or of a shortcoming? Your tears are so strong that they keep you from choosing what does not please Him. They tell you to wait on the Lord! Your tears are so strong they make you wait for Him!
The story your tears tell, are up to you…So the next time tears are rolling down your face, see strength, see perseverance, see endurance, see how you made it through and are making it through but most of all see promise!