Monday, March 28, 2011

A Mother's Tears

Sin is a focus on self...
"I'm not getting what I want."

"They didn't treat me right."

"I'm not getting my way."

"This is not the way I want things to go."

Weeping Girl Attracts the Sympathy of Her Dog

Of course, we can have good motives for wanting things a certain way ~ if we want it because it is what God says He wants (we know this from reading His Word).

Why do we as mothers and wives shed tears?  Is it for our own injustices we have received?  Or do we cry because of a trespass against God (either ours or others)?  Do we weep because others are sinning against God and have no repentance, their eternal souls in danger of hell?  Do we weep over others being wronged in this sinful world...babies murdered, little girls' childhood innocence stripped away?

Let us be mindful of our tears and cry not only for ourselves, but for others' hurts too... (Philippians 2:4)
Let us pray not only for our own needs, but go before the throne of Almighty God with requests for others.


Mrs. Stam said...


What a beautiful post! thank your Mrs Q, for sharing this with us all

Barbara said...

Yes amen, I read a book one time, Bottle, boxes and tears, how God honors all the tears, and we shed many for many reasons, this is a good post, thank you my friend, Barbara
Ps 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?

Anonymous said...

Beautiful thought, Emily. I agree. :)

Mrs. A

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is a very good and needed reminder!

Gae said...

Dear Mrs Q,
I have found your blog through my friend Trish. I am so glad as I love homemaking blogs and the value of true homemaking within our society
Thank you for sharing.
Hoping to see you soon
God Bless

Trish said...

Well said, Mrs Q!
We must strive to enter into the pain of God's heart.
That will give us a different perspective on many things.

Don and Shelly said...

What a wonderful reminder. Thank you, Mrs Q!

Blessed Homemaking said...

Thank you, ladies. I will go to visit you soon.

Mrs. Q