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 it 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.
“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. …
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