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Weep Not; Rather Rejoice All Day Long

 "Rejoice evermore."1Thessalonians 5:16

The order “Weep Not” was read to us today. It's easier to read this command than it is to follow it. When a widow lost her only son, Jesus Christ told her not to cry. "Don't mourn, but rather rejoice," the Lord is saying to you, for He will intervene in the situation that is causing you to cry. Weeping doesn't solve anything; it's just a way of expressing sorrow.

Weeping has the potential to be harmful to individuals who engage in it. Weeping, both physically and spiritually, impairs vision and logic. Weeping, especially when God advises not to weep in such situations that appear to be painful, is an indirect protest against God's command, and anything we do in defiance of the Lord's command is an act of disobedience. “Weeping may endure for a night; but gladness cometh in the morning,” the Bible promises (Psalm 30:5). If we believe this Scripture, we will be extremely blessed.

On the morning of the resurrection, Mary Magdalen's vision was clouded to the point where she confused Jesus Christ for a gardener (John 20:11-15). Jesus attempted to calm her, but she was oblivious to His presence.

“Woman, why are you weeping?” Jesus asks. Who are you looking for? She says to him, “Sir, if thou hast borne him thus, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will carry him away,” assuming he is the gardener. John 20:15 

Reading God's word about His promises for us in times of difficulty is a cure for crying. Another is thanksgiving to God, who is known for reversing the unreversible. When David was distressed at Ziklag because his and his men's wives and children had been kidnapped by invaders, the Bible says he prayed to God for comfort. He was not only consoled, but he was also told that he would be fully restored (1 Samuel 30:1-8). In times of distress, seek and speak the word of God that is applicable to your situation, then worship Him. You will undoubtedly chuckle for a long time.

Prayer: Father, in the name of Jesus, please wipe away the tears from my eyes and remove those situations that cause me to cry today.

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Jesus Christ Weep Not


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