“Crying is all right in its own way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you have to decide what to do.” C.S. Lewis
Reading this quote a week or so ago made me pause, then scramble to jot it down.
Sometimes tears engulf our hearts, especially if we have lost loved ones.
Trampled hearts, dashed dreams, failures, and other disappointments in our lives can also make us cry.
Often a few tears may trickle out (watching a sad movie? reading a touching book?) Other times copious sobs shake us to our core.
I have written about tears before (click here to read: The Gift of Tears.) But this quote of C.S. Lewis (who knew grief intimately after losing his wife, Joy) is a call to dry our eyes, take stock, and keep on going.
We might bumble along a bit at first, tissues in hand. But, if we place our hurting hearts in God’s hands, God’s everlasting love is here to comfort and carry us (as needed.)
Wherever we are in our journey of tears, God is with us, ready to pour out rainbows of healing grace in our hearts. All we have to do is ask.
“The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears.” Native American proverb
grace, peace & rainbows of healing grace
Virginia : )
Photos: Niagara Falls (Canada side)