When You Can’t Cry Any More

Have you ever cried… until you can’t cry anymore? Something happens and you are hurt. You get kicked in the gut and you begin to weep. You weep and weep until you can’t cry any more.
That doesn’t mean the pain is gone. The pain is still there but the tears have dried up. The prophet Jeremiah said he had experienced that.
The book of Lamentations is a book of weeping… a book of “lamenting..” Jeremiah is weeping over t he condition of Judah. They have been warned and warned and warned and warned and warned… to no avail… Now punishment awaits. Jeremiah is heart-broken… much like a parent heart-broken over a wayward child… maybe like a Pastor heart-broken over a church member who no longer attends…
Jeremiah said, “I have cried until the tears no longer come; my heart is broken.
My spirit is poured out in agony as I see the desperate plight of my people.
Little children and tiny babies are fainting and dying in the streets” (Jer. 2:11).
Jeremiah was hurting. Lots of people are hurting this morning. Some will go to church… trying to find some answers… intending to give their problems to the Lord and see if a higher power can help them.
Some are hurting so bad they don’t want to go anywhere. They are depressed and the depression has frozen them. They can’t seem to find the energy to get up and try to move forward. They have cried until their are no tears left.
If you have cried… until their are no tears left… the Lord knows your situation… the Lord loves you… But.. I know someone might say, “I am glad the Lord loves me… but I need someone with skin on.” I understand. I’ve been there and hopefully, some Christian will feel your pain and reach out.
But, if that doesn’t happen, the end of Lamentations tells us how Jeremiah found hope. He said, “…This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope. The Lord’s lovingkindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness” (Lamentations 2:20-23).
Jeremiah said, “…the Lord’s lovingkindnesss never ceases… great is Thy faithfulness.”
I can’t tell you the tears will stop. I can’t tell you the hurt will stop. But I can tell you God knows and loves. Try to cling to that.

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