Wednesday, August 24, 2011

It's Not a MESSAGE in the Lord's Bottle...

We've all had those nights when
 and pain
rob us of our
and sleep.

The Lord knows the human heart well.
He looks down with tenderness and specifically penned words
to assure us He undersands.

How poetic,
how humbling,
that the God of the Universe,
the Creator,
the Father of our Lovely Savior,
understands the tears of crying humans.

Psalm 6:6
I am weary with my groaning;
all the night make I my bed to swim;
I water my couch with my tears.

He doesn't just notice our tears,
He saves them.

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

Then, He turns our tears to a tune.

Psalm 77:6
I call to remembrance my song in the night:
I commune with mine own heart:
and my spirit made diligent search.

The last mention of tears in the Holy Scriptures
tells us His final plans for them.

Revelation 21:4
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes;
and there shall be no more death,
 neither sorrow, nor crying,
neither shall there be any more pain:
for the former things are passed away.

Tears are a normal part of life.

You can make them a normal part of your worship,
as you daily commit what causes you to weep to Him in prayer.

It's when you thank  Him for counting your tears
precious enough to be saved
that your tears become a song in the night.

Then, you have the courage to keep walking in faith,
and waiting,
for His world-creating Hands
to wipe that final tear from your eyes.

That thought is enough to make me weep.

But, it's OK to cry.
I know where my tears are going.


  1. I have been encouraged by that scripture so many times. I am so thankful that we can truly RELATE to God's Word!

  2. I will share this with a hurting friend today. Thanks, I know she will be encouraged.

  3. What a wonderful reminder of God's love and care for His children. Thanks for writing it so beautifully.

  4. Such a beautiful post! Knowing that our tears count, what a powerful reminder of how loving our God is. Thanks for such an encouraging word!

  5. In the "macho" culture where I live men are not supposed to cry. I teach my students the opposite; that it is Ok to cry. How comforting to know that every tear my eyes have cried have been noticed and kept by my God.


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