I’m not talking about the tactic where you let your newborn-ish baby cry to the top of their lungs in their crib while you sit by the door in anguish and try to resist rescuing them. I could never do that, personally…but that’s SO not the point…or maybe…it is?
I feel like I hear more often than not – BE STRONG….PUT ON YOUR BIG GIRL PANTIES AND DEAL WITH IT….SUCK IT UP BUTTERCUP…basically all the ‘wash your face’ logic that is so popular today. I just wonder why? Why are we fighting so hard to be so strong when we were created to depend on Jesus and also on others? Why are we trying to hold back our tears when we know…from the Bible…that Jesus hears our cries? He heals our hurts and He is pleased by our need for Him.
I am so guilty of being ashamed of crying. Of trying to hide my tears and trying to appear strong…of trying to pretend someone didn’t hurt my feelings or disappoint me…and of not just crying it out. Imagine if Jesus is right outside of our door, waiting for us to cry out to Him so He can rescue us? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm.