Genesis 43:30-31 tell of tears of joy as Joseph is reunited with his brothers.
1 Samuel 3:1-7 tell of Hannah's tears of bitter sorrow as she weeps because of her barren womb and broken heart.
David cried with "loud weeping and many tears" over the death of his son. 2 Samuel 13:35-37
Esther's tears were tears of pleading as she fought for her people. Esther 8:3-6
Psalm 116:7-8 David cries tears of relief as deliverance comes.
In Psalm 119: 129-136 tears shed because of the lack of love for God's word.
Joel 2:12-13 expresses tears of repentance over sin.
Tears are cleansing! They free us by releasing our emotions. As the tears flow the overwhelming emotion is set free, and we are left feeling lighter and released! Tears happen when our pride is broken and in our humble state we allow raw emotion to surface. Tears fertilize the soil of our hearts in order to grow the seeds that have been planted!