Obedience is a costly choice. It takes courage and grit to continue to do what we have been tasked with. To diminish the cost of obedience would be to commit against ourselves an injustice. We would be undercutting and devaluing our own efforts. Obedience is difficult at times.
There will also be times when our obedience will come at a higher price than we anticipated. We will be challenged to the point of questioning our resolve. I think we don’t want to admit it, but there will be tears in our obedience. Tears because of our own failings. And tears when we see the failures of others.
What I want to say is that we should not be afraid of those tears. They are evidence of a transformed heart, whether in repentance or compassion. Tears are a salve to the soul and heart. When the time comes it’s best to just let them flow.