"You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle..." Psalm 57:8
Its been a long time since I've had a good cry! There has been an overwhelming amount of joy in my life in recent months & it seems I havent had a reason to shed tears. I know there are many who shed tears out of joy and I suppose I've experienced that before too. But bone-wracking tears of sadness, hurt or pain are the kind I'm thinking of at the moment. Tears of despair, loss or fear. The kind that come from deep within. I haven't had that kind in a while, for which I'm thankful.
I think we all go through these times of sorrow & loss. And sometimes its easy to feel very very alone during this. In fact, sometimes it feels BETTER to feel very very alone as it just fuels the sorrow even deeper. Often though, we can be the one on the outside, looking in or trying to console the one with tears.
You parents out there can relate to the feeling of seeing your child hurt, sad or sorrowful. You want to take away their pain. Your heart hurts for them. Spouses, family members and close friends can also relate, when you see someone you love suffering. How much you want to be there for them, dry their tears, hold them & tell them everything will be all right. Sometimes it can be just what that person needs. Sometimes its not enough.
If there is so much love in your hearts for these people you love, imagine the love God feels when He sees our tears. He wants to remind of us his overwhelming & perfect love, even in our sorrow!
For You have delivered my soul from death, My eyes from tears, And my feet from falling. Psalm 116:8
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He who continually goes forth weeping... shall doubtless come again with rejoicing. Psalm 126:4-5
He does not forget the cry of the humble. Psalm 91:12
In my distress I called upon the LORD,And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears. Psalm 18:6