Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Raining Joy

Tonight, for the first time in a long time, I cried. But these were no ordinary tears. It feels so good to cry tears of joy instead of tears of shame or pain. I am overwhelmed at God's amazing love and how He shows me it in the smallest of ways. I can't stand in His knees are weak. Yet here I am, totally captivated by His sweet mercies and caught up in his loving embrace.

I truly can't imagine living my life without Him. From the outside, some may wonder why I'm so grateful. My bills aren't all paid, my relationships aren't always right, and my kids make me want to hide in my closet at times. But when I reflect over this time, this season, right now, I know I am exactly where I should be. His grace overwhelms me.

What about you? When's the last time you cried? Were they tears of joy or pain? Heartache or shame? Confusion? Loss? My hope for you is that your tears will turn into tears of joy...raining joy and you, like me, will become captivated by the One who loves you so.


  1. I know I cried recently but can't remember why. Anyway, I almost cried on Tuesday when I was in a counseling session. The girl was so broken and I just wanted to hug her and tell her it would be ok. She heard how God feels about her and that He wants to be included in her life. She cried more. What a joy to see how God makes a difference in someone's life.

    Dana, you are such a blessing and I am grateful to God for allowing me to see you blossom. You are my hero. Continue being captivated by His grace.


  2. Oh Vee, you made me tear up. :-) You've always been so encouraging of me. I hope you know how special you are.

    In the session, I can relate. I'm sure it was a joy to see the light bulb going on in your client's heart.

  3. I cried all the way from Virginia Beach to almost Emporia, VA as we left to move to Tennessee. I did not want to move here and things were going well for us in Hampton Roads. The kids were doing great, church was awesome, my business was really beginning to take off and I had wonderful friends a great job with the school system. I could not understand why God was changing my life at a time when it seemed to be going well. It was scary for me because I thought maybe I wasn't really "tuned in" to what was happening in my life after all.

    Now that I am here though the tears have dried and God has not ceased to do amazing things. I have the best job I hav ever had in my life and I have started my business and my writing again. God knows and even when I couldn't see what was ahead, He already knew :)


  4. Wow Rozz, thanks for sharing. Don't you love how God knows the future even when we think our lives are a-ok the way they are? He's got such great plans for us!