I Do Not Understand Why I Always Cry in church

Dear Strong Girls,

I have a question why do I cry in church? I cry almost every time I attend church. I can start crying when the choir sings, and when the pastor speaks. I know people sitting around me think something awful has happened to me, but I promise I am generally happy and enjoy my life. The sermons are not depressing or sad. I even got teared up watching my sermons on television during the quarantine.  

Help me figure out why I tear up so I can wear mascara to church! 

Jamie from Cleveland

Hi Jamie,

Crying in a church is a blessing. Don’t be embarrassed because there probably are more people crying in the pews than you think! The strong emotion of crying in a church is very real. There are several great reasons people cry in church. As followers of Christ, a person may cry at church because of feeling the sorrow of Jesus dying on the cross for our sins. These emotions bring repentance and salvation as we think how much God loves us because he gave up son so we could live in eternity. 

People also cry in church because they are going through some profound hardships. This anguish brings tears to our Father for help to mend our souls. Another reason people cry in church is happiness. The Holy Spirit gives the gift of grace, and tears of joy are the emotions of the gladness of being part of God’s family. So Jamie wear waterproof mascara and cry your eyes out because God is touching your heart.

“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” John 4:23

Many Joyful Blessing,

Strong Girls XOXO

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