Cleansing Tears

by | Jan 8, 2023 | Balance, Blessing

Cleansing Tears

“You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book?” (Psalm 56:8 ESV)

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4 ESV)

“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5 ESV)

Crying is a natural response humans have to a range of emotions, including sadness, grief, joy, and frustration. But does crying have any health benefits?

The 8 Benefits of Crying by Lana Burgess:

1. Has a soothing effect.

2. Gets support from others.
3. Helps to relieve pain

Research has found that in addition to being self-soothing, shedding emotional tears releases  oxytocin and endorphins. These chemicals make people feel good and may also ease both physical and emotional pain. In this way, crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being: 

4. Enhances mood — Crying may help lift people’s spirits and make them feel better. 

5. Releases toxins and relieves stress.

6. Aids sleep

A small study in 2015 found that crying can help babies sleep better.

7. Fights bacteria– Crying helps to kill bacteria and keep the eyes clean as tears contain a fluid called lysozyme.

8. Improves vision

Basal tears, which are released every time a person blinks, help to keep the eyes moist and prevent mucous membranes from drying out.

So there you are. It’s no secret people cry for whatever reasons. The main reason for me is not on the list. When I cry, which is not very often anymore, it makes me vulnerable and opens me up to what God has for me. I seem to be able to listen for God’s voice more easily. In all the things going on in the world and my life it gets hard to hear God sometimes. 

But it’s my goal this year to open myself up more and listen for God to talk to me. I hope everyone has a blessed day. God loves you.

Kathy Keller
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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Cleansing Tears