The Lost Art Of Weeping

By , July 9, 2013

“For his anger lasts only a moment,
but his favor lasts a lifetime;
weeping may stay for the night,
but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
Psalm 30:5 (NIV)

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One Puritan preacher said in a sermon, “You will either weep like Peter or you will weep like Judas.” The great man was so right! There is a great need for people to weep tears of repentance over their sins or else they will weep eternally over their impenitence.

The most important weeping anyone can do is not weeping over their suffering in this life. Rather we need to look at the One Who suffered at Golgotha and weep over our sins which sent Him to the cross.

We shall either be sorrowful for our sins now or be sorrowful for them forever. The most urgent matter that anyone can attend to is to seek the Lord while He can be found. We must settle the matter of our need of forgiveness immediately. Nothing is as urgent as this.

Once we have received God’s forgiveness for our sins, then we may weep over our pain and suffering in this life.

Then our verse will bring comfort to our sorrowful hearts. We realize that what matters most is dealt with by a gracious God and the pain and suffering of this life is only for a season. It will soon come to an end in the dawning of the eternal day ahead for all believers in Jesus Christ.

Have you wept like Peter for your sins? (Matthew 26:75) If so draw strength from our verse today. Remember that your day of eternal joy will dawn soon enough. This is the blessed promise of our loving Lord. Come today and get the necessary grace for the day. Joy will soon dawn because you have wept like Peter.

2 Responses to “The Lost Art Of Weeping”

  1. rayapu prakash says:

    Dear pastor,
    You may receive several mails and requests daily. But I also want to request you to take a moment to hear about us. Our ministry doesn’t want any monetary funds from you. I am a pastor 50 years old and having passion for the expansion of Christ kingdom in India which is a Hindu country. We want you to come and visit us. If there is no possibility for you please pray for our ministry. Please don’t throw in the spam. Please take a minute to hear us.
    Greetings. We are writing from Shalom church ministries India (SCMI).Me and my family are moved by God to invite your ministry to India to preach the word of God. We are running our organisation since 5 years. We operate on
    1. Gospel to unreached people
    2. Orphanages
    3. Widow ministries
    4. Youth ministries
    5. Children ministries
    6. Men and women ministries
    7. Poor pastors ministries.
    8. Marriage reconstruction ministries.
    On behalf of all our ministries we invite you. I hope this will bring new hope and blessing to us if you are moved by God to visit us.
    Thanking you
    Yours faithfully,
    R.P.Rao, Rayapu satya
    (President SCMI)

    • grumford says:

      My dear brother
      Poor health prevents me from traveling. I pray your ministry increases to God’s glory. If you wish to translate any of the devotionals feel free. I only request that at the end of the translation you include the following:
      Copyright by Gordon Rumford Ministries
      Used by Permission.

      God bless and keep you.

      Gordon Rumford

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