“Your Tears Matter to God”

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“For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping,” Psalm 6:8, NKJV

“Tears are an eloquent argument with God. Spurgeon called them ‘liquid prayers.’ They need no interpreter, and carry enormous weight at the throne of grace. David had sudden peace in his soul, and inner conviction that God had heard him. The rainbow shone upon the downpouring tears.” (The John Phillips Commentary Series: Exploring Psalms Volume One, p. 54, Kregel Publications 1988)

Tears have always gotten God’s attention.  Our God is a compassionate God.  He cares about the struggles we go through in life.  When we mourn, He mourns. When we hurt, He hurts.  When we are upset, He is upset. “For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities,” Hebrews 4:15.  In other words, He knows how we feel!

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy,” Psalm 126:5.  It might not feel like it now, but soon the suffering will be over, the pain will dull, and “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,” Revelation 21:4.  It is only permitted to stay around for a little while. “Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning,” Psalm 30:5.

Your “liquid prayers” have gone up before your heavenly Father.  He lovingly has every one recorded that moistens your eyes and falls from your heart of despair. “Put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?” Psalm 56:8.

Take confidence today that your sorrow is not dismissed by God.  As with David, He is paying attention to the “voice of your weeping.”  “Your Tears Matter to God!”  Let your “liquid prayers” roll down before Him.

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7 thoughts on ““Your Tears Matter to God”

  1. Kathleen says:

    Were you at my house last night? No, but our shared Heavenly Father was and what you share today is exactly what He had to tell me this morning. I’ve been thinking and resting in it all day. I’m going to reblog it on coming2him as well. Thank you so much.

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  2. pursuinghiswill says:

    Reblogged this on pursuingHISwill and commented:
    A good reminder that God is not “up there somewhere” but right inside your heart. He knows you inside out and he’s not just casually observing the struggles you go through – even the minor ones. This post was an important reminder to me. Lately I’ve been dealing with a very specific frustration and I’ve also been feeling like a bad person for focusing so selfishly on this particular concern that really isn’t that big of a deal when you compare to all the other things going on in the world. But God gets my heart. He knows the longings I have, the thoughts I can’t seem to stop, and the ways in which I’m fighting to keep perspective. Not only does he know academically, he KNOWS in true empathy.

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