Sunday, April 25, 2010

Remember My Tears... based on Psalm 56:8b...

There are seasons of tears that seem too heavy to bear. There are days that seem to never end in their grieving and pain. But I can attest, by personal experience, that God is faithful. He said that He will never give us more than we can bear in His strength, and that He will provide "a way of escape." (Read 1 Corinthians 10:13 for more on that verse. And, if you are not sure how to use a Bible, email me, and it would be a pleasure to clarify on that.)

I was recently reminded of a verse in the Bible that refers to a request by King David to God. David suffered a lot in his life, but he always sought to live for God and please Him in spite of his many mistakes and bad decisions. He was called a "friend" of God because of his willingness to be humble, open, and accept God's discipline.

The verse occurs in the middle of a conversation David is having with God, actually a request for relief from tormentors, which at the time of this prayer, were many. He is overwhelmed with grief, distressed, and he says in Psalm 56:8b...

"You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?"

I was struck by the image of tears flowing into a bottle to be stored away. God sees our tears. May God help you, to turn your heart to Him, so that He can bring you, me, us, relief in our hard times. May He help us to surrender our hearts, wills, minds to Him so that He can work good things in us, and teach us to trust, love, follow, and serve Him with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength.

Trust in, cling to, rely on, and believe in Him, for He cares for you...

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