Our Pool of Tears

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Always remember that each person you see sits next to his or her own pool of tears. –Ron Johnson

Through our years on this side of eternity, a pool of tears will always appear right next to us – both tears of pain and tears of joy.

Its the natural ebbs and flows of this life we have been called to live that is filled with a flurry of tear-jerking emotions, circumstances, and situations. Some weightier than others.

Though every tear does not have an equal weight, every tear has an equal opportunity. Not to mourn, but to grow.

Tom Rees Vanessa Russel
Tom Rees and Vanessa Russell

If we allow our tears to tell their stories, they can become the means by which our lives are transformed. –Trevor Hudson, author of Hope for Your Tears

Isn’t it the very pool of tears that sits next to us - the same pool that haunts us and torments us - that is the life source of transformation, inspiration, and growth?

How could we know of courage, if we never knew of fear? How could we know of joy, if we never shed a tear?

Though we may walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we must not camp in it. We must march forth, knowing the Light that awaits us at the end of our darkest tunnels.

Dianne Flynn Ron Johnson
Dianne Flynn and Ron Johnson

Jesus implores us in John 16:33, In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.

I am with you always, even to the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

Need encouragement and inspiration to Find Joy in a Challenging World? Join me on March 31st at the 23rd annual Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast conference to hear an inspirational set of speakers, including Ron Johnson, Diane Flynn, and Vanessa Russell, at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California. I promise you’ll be uplifted and inspired through their pools of tears.