Crying is Good
January 8, 2009 3:45am CST
Wherever we go today, we could see different recreational centers all around us, Where people go to in order to be entertained. There are entertainment houses, Disco houses, Theaters, etc. This only proves that the most of the people today are pleasure-seekers. The seek for pleasure because there is also a growing misery, failures, and tribulations in their lives. And all these result from man's disobedience to God. Man seems to be in an endless search for pleasure. But instead of finding it. his sadness only grows more. Apparently, entertainment houses is not really the remedy to man's sadness. Did you know that it is better to cry than to have fun? it maybe contradictory to common belief but this could be reflected in Ecclesiastes 7:2 and it says- " It is better to the house of mourning than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart." Do you know that crying can be good medicine for stress? There was found out in a study conducted by expert in America. Based on the research, crying lightens one's feelings and people with positive attitudes towards crying have a very slim chance of developing ulcer, colitis, and other stress related diseases. Dr. William H. Frey II, a biochemist, found out that tears have a complex chemical composition more that others think. Researchers found out that there is a bog difference between tears caused by joy,anger, and sadness and tears caused by irritation. Based on research, emotional tears contains more substances that our body develops whenever we are under stress. And this is hazardous to one's health. Because of this, it is believed that crying is an effective way of iliminating wastes in our body because tears remove these stress related substances. This is the reason why a person feels better after crying. Also according to reports, tears caused by emotional outburst have higher protein concentration which cures emotional stress. Crying that is triggered by emotional pain is not something that one should be ashamed of inasmuch as this but one natural process, which is very helpful in easing one's pain. One psychotherapist said that, "Crying is good for the soul. It opens the lungs washes the countenance, exercise the eyes, and softens down the temper." That is why we can say that the Bile is a book that never goes cut of fashion. What the Bible said thousand of years ago, are being confirmed by science today. And one of these truths pertains to crying. One more thing, for God a broken and contrite heart is better than a rejoicing heart. This could be read in Psalm 51:17. " Sacrifice of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise." This is a key to success and prosperity. In every field of endeavor, success and victory become attainable if our efforts are coupled with tears. Let the tears fall as we struggle for victory.