“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.