A Healthy Tear Diet

“I wonder, “Will I ever make it— arrive and drink in God’s presence?” I’m on a diet of tears— tears for breakfast, tears for supper.” Psalm‬ ‭42:1-3‬ ‭

During my reading for Rosh Hashanah I came across this scripture in Psalms and it stuck. I’ve found myself thinking this same thought, asking this same question, and feeling this feeling before. Sometimes it can feel like I’m never going to reach what I’m after. Like I’ll never make it out of the season I’m in. Have you ever found yourself crying more than not crying? Just as this scripture says I’ve found myself on “tear diets.” I don’t know if I’ve ever related so much to a word. We all go through this at some point. Though after it’s all said and done I find myself in a place where I’m completely surrendered to God. It’s just me and him and I’m all ears. I can hear him louder than before. I feel like God has to clear us from all the thoughts, the negativity, the mindsets, and hurt. So we go on a tear diet. Once it’s done we can finally hear him clearly. I feel 10x better after I let everything out. I’ve never thought about it like this before. Knowing that we’ll never know the completeness of God, but being able to find out more and more forever is incredible. If you’re in a place where it feels like you cry more than you breathe, or if you feel like you’ll never make it into the presence of God, know that’s it is coming. Everything comes to an end— every struggle, every pain. Diets better us. They make us healthier. Just like a normal diet this spiritual tear diet refreshes our spirit and brings life back into it. Stick with it. Get it all out. Know that you will make it. Think of this diet as a positive thing instead of the way we tend to feel about a diet. If you need clarity you can find it in Pslams yet again “He’s my God.” 

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