Most of us don’t like crying and are embarrassed to. But sometimes the healthiest thing we can do when we are feeling hurt or overwhelmed is to cry and let those feelings out. God made our tears so as we could cry when we needed to. When Jesus’ friend Lazarus died, Jesus saw Lazarus’ sisters Mary and Martha and was overwhelmed with sadness. He cried with them (John 11:33-36). It is okay to cry, it can be good to cry. God sees every tear that you cry, and He understands how you feel.

If you find that you are crying every day, or can’t stop crying please tell an adult you trust. Maybe you could tell someone in your family?  A youth leader? Childline?  Or your GP? It is important to get help if this is how you are feeling.

“You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger each ache written in your book.” PSALM 56:8 (MSG)