Yet even now, says the LORD, return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning. (Joel 2:12 NRSV)

Some of us have the moto: Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry and you get all wet.

Our Bible says it is ok to weep and show our emotions. Paul wrote in Romans 12:15, "Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep." And our scripture reading says in verse 12 & 13, "Yet even now," says the Lord, "return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; rend your hearts and not your clothing." And in verse 17, it says, "Between the vestibule and the alter let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep."

It's all right to weep and show our God given emotions.


Loving God, thank you for the emotions you have given to me. Help me to use them to bring wholeness to my life. In Jesus' name, Amen.

Ron Newhouse

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