Stop crying! Start praying instead, I often remind myself. Jesus has already paid the price for my happiness.
As Isaiah 53:4-5 reminds me, “Surely, He has borne my grieves and carried my sorrows and pains. He was wounded for my transgressions; He was bruised for my guilt and iniquities. The chastisement needful to obtain peace and well-being for me was upon Him and with the stripes that wounded Jesus, I am healed and made whole.”
I chose to be grateful, Lord. I chose to praise you for your great love and mercy for me! Restore to me the joy of your salvation and uphold me with a willing spirit! (Psalm 51:12)