And Yet, I Sobbed

Last night I cried myself to sleep. Nothing bad had happened. Nothing bad is going on in my life, and yet I cried myself to sleep. I sobbed, actually.

I have a godly, loving, hardworking husband. I have kids who love Jesus and are fun to be around. I have good friends and a good relationship with all of my siblings. But I sobbed.

I have a personal relationship with God. With GOD! I love Him very much and want to bring Him glory by how I live my life. And yet I cried myself to sleep.

I have a big, warm house. I have a healthy family. We have enough money. I had just gotten out of the hot tub. I have a hot tub! And yet, I sobbed.

Nothing on the outside was wrong. Nothing in my heart was wrong. But I have a mental illness, and sometimes that means my brain doesn’t work and it makes me think I’m very sad. It doesn’t tell my why I’m sad. I can’t choose to not be sad. So I cried myself to sleep. And when I woke up, my eyes were puffy but I wasn’t crying anymore and something had broken and I was able to move forward again.

2 thoughts on “And Yet, I Sobbed”

  1. I use to cry night after night, I would try praying to God but that made it so much worse. That seems so wrong. But like you there is a deficiency in my brain and the battle has been long and hard. Night time I shut it out by keeping my mind occupied by reading until I fall asleep. I have triggers that set me off but I stop and ask for Gods help and pick up a book.

  2. I’m in the same boat as you. Great family and couldn’t ask for a better situation. But I cry without reason. I have cried so much that when I need to cry there aren’t any tears left. I like crying because I feel like it is productive. It is my body working. It means I have emotions and that I care. The world needs more crying. I’m so sorry for your pain. Stay strong!

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