I got this from a lady but it tells how it is in the crying spots. It is very interesting.

Breaking Free

That sudden overwhelming feeling of helplessness-right before you start crying uncontrollably. It happens at home, it happens in public. How do you stop it?
Lots of people have offered suggestions, few if any work. The key to stopping the crying is to get to the bottom of why you are crying. What is the trigger? Then, figure out what steps can you take to lessen the affect that trigger has on you.
For myself, I know it was the loss of my husband and best friend after 20 years of being happily married. That was 12 years ago. I am a happy and positive person, but I cannot get through a church service without the tears coming. Brad and I were deeply spiritual and active in our church. Even though I am now attending a different church and a lot of time has passed, it is still a powerful crying trigger for me.
So, I took steps to distance myself from my trigger. I found two Christian programs on TV that were in line with my beliefs and faithfully watched them on Sunday mornings instead of attending church. The tearing intensity dropped. Then I tried attending services in churches where I was less emotionally attached and was able to get through them with only tears in the corners of my eyes.
I am realizing now that physically being in church is not my trigger. It is the mountain of emotions I harbor, ranging from low self-esteem to feeling as though I have failed myself, my family and God in some way. This is a tough combination. It is not something you can unravel and fix in one sitting.
We cry because we feel trapped. I believe that God does not want us to be trapped by our emotions, memories and failures. That is why He gave his Son, Jesus, to open the door to forgiveness. This is the first step to our freedom. “If the Son sets you free, you will be really free.” I’ll take that! God can heal us wherever we are-if we let him. I am claiming this verse for my life. I believe now that I am forgiven for my inadequacies and free from them. I know that the more I live in that freedom, the less I will cry.

Link: John 8: 36 (The Good News Version of the Bible) http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=+free+indeed&qs_version=GNT


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