This is a repost from a friends verse of the day:
My eyes fail because of tears, My spirit is greatly troubled; My heart is poured out on the earth Because of the destruction of the daughter of my people, When little ones and infants faint In the streets of the city.
Jeremiah’s tears were sincere and full of compassion. Sorrow does not mean that we lack faith or strength. There is nothing wrong with crying-Jesus himself felt sorrow and even wept. How do we react to the tearing down of our society and to moral degradation? This may not be as obvious as an invading enemy army, but the destruction is just as certain. We too should be deeply moved when we see the moral decay that surrounds us.