The world feels like it’s drowning in sorrow. Swallowed up in multiplying misery. Weighed down with weariness.
We weep for refugees, for the homeless, rootless and lost.
We cry because we share a common humanity and deep down we’re all wounded as can be.
And it seems so insufficient somehow, when all we can offer is our shared tears and desperate prayers.
But still we lament for the broken, weep for the wounded and weak, and cry out for the hurting.
They are large in number and feeble of voice, often silent or silenced despite their plight being daily news.
Then we remember the Man of Sorrows who holds all our tears, weeps alongside us.
Our God full of crying love cries out that he is listening and loving and staying beside us.
Weeping Spirit seeks to offer solace and consolation while sitting in the dust and ashes with us.
We see that we are not as alone as we may feel. We are accompanied in our loss. We are given room to breathe and believe again.
God is here. He sees and he cares, far more than we can fully know or understand.
He brings peace to hearts full of pain, hope to the helpless, comfort to the lost, and renewal to the rootless.
And we learn how to sit with them too, accompany others in their distress, knowing there’s a time to weep and a time to act.
there is no limit
to your crying Love
poured out amongst
And as you grieve
for the sons of men
our tears also water
dry and dying earth
Each drop glistens
bright as living reminder
of redemption’s Light
and Hope breaks out
with hosanna shouts
ushering in new birth
“God will wipe every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away” Revelation 21:4 (Amplified)
8 thoughts on “When a world weeps”
Truly beautiful words!
Thank you, Alecia! I’m glad you were blessed by your visit here.
Lovely words, Joy and the heart behind them. I know Jesus grieves right along with us and knows sorrow well. So grateful that we have a High Priest who knows pain and pursues rescue.
Tiffany, you reveal the next step with these words:”and pursues rescue”. Yes, indeed, we have the comforting companionship of Jesus and we also have His tremendous ability to bring transformation as He either changes our perceptions/reactions or He rescues us from the painful situations we are in. Thank you, friend, for your wise and insightful words!
So beautiful and comforting, Joy. Thank you for reminding me of the precious hope we have in a God of “Crying Love.” I feel the ache of His heart for us in your words here. Thank you also for reminding me of that song. Blessings and hugs!
Trudy, I’m glad you found this post comforting. It’s good to be reminded that Jesus weeps with us and we can turn to Him during all our trials and tribulations, isn’t it? The song ‘Cry out to Jesus’ by Third Day is a personal favourite of mine and it never fails to move me too. Have a blessed weekend, my friend. Hugs to you! 🙂 Xx
So so true. Everywhere we look there is pain and suffering. It is overwhelming to me, but not to God!
That’s the key thing, isn’t it, Sarah? What feels overwhelming to us is not so for God. And our own fears are eased as we seek refuge in Him. Thank you. 🙂 x