GOD UNDERSTANDS MY TEARS…


Spiritual Blog - Tears

Psalm 56:8 – “You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?”  NKJV

 

The imagery is powerful regarding God’s response to our tears, hurts, heartaches and/or sorrows.  He puts them in His bottle.  The suggestion is that your tears are so important to God that he keeps them as a constant reminder and then records them in His book.  That is such a powerful statement my heart melts when I read it and I tremble at the knowledge that God not only sees and hears but is taking steps to deal with our difficulties.

Someone said, “Laugh and the world laughs with you, cry and you cry alone.”  That is not true for the Child of God for as this passage records, God takes note of our tears so we are never alone.  We may feel that everyone on earth has forsaken us and no one cares or understands what we are facing and that might be true but God does.  He is carefully recording each tear, the cause and the remedy.

The wording of the Psalm suggests that God has “A” bottle and in that bottle he keeps the tears we cry as well as the tears of Jesus.  He lists them individually in his book and in due time will respond to wipe away our tears and bring us into his incredible joy.  The Psalmist tells us that “weeping last for the night but joy comes in the morning.”  Then we read in Psalm 116 – “For you, O LORD, have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before the LORD in the land of the living.”   Wow! 

Remember what the writer of Hebrews declared about our LORD in 4:15, “For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.”  We are then encouraged to “come boldly to the throne of grace”.  That place of grace is where we find mercy in the time of need.  Hallelujah!

The Isaacs sing a song entitled, “He Understands My Tears” that I will conclude with.

             “It’s hard to believe He still loves me

             Knowing how wrong I have been

             When all I can say is I’m sorry

             When all I can feel is my sin.

 

             He understands when all I do is cry

             He feels the hurt that no one can see down inside

             And when the words get in the way I know He still hears

             For He understands my tears.

 

             You may not believe that I’m broken

             For all you can see is my smile

             Oh but He hears the heart that’s unspoken

             And He gives me strength through each trial.

 

             He understands when all I do is cry

             He feels the hurt that no one can see down inside

             And when the words get in the way I know He still hears

             For He understands my tears.

 

             Oh when the words get in the way I know He still hears

             For He understands when no one else can

             He understands my tears.”

 

Yes and as you go through this day go knowing that no matter what you encounter you are never alone!   God bless you richly as you enjoy His day of salvation!

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