Thoughts for the Week

Bottle of Tears

When was the last time you cried?

Perhaps it was over a sweet movie, or a movie with a bittersweet ending. (I cry my eyes out at the end of Lord of the Rings every time. Don’t worry, you’re not alone.)  However, sometimes tears come from real pain, physical or emotional, or from angry frustration. Those tears are from the heart and can be very hard to deal with.

Some people prefer to let heartache out with friends or cry with one person they trust.  Other people like to be left alone to sort through their emotions. Whether you prefer to share, or be left alone, at one point or another, you will come across a problem where you feel as if no one could possibly understand.

That’s an awful feeling–thinking you’re totally and utterly alone in your misery. It’s like your pain and suffering is not noticed or cared about.

That is not true! God is always by your side even if He’s not perceivable. Did you know that God records and remembers all the tears you shed? King David wrote in psalm 56:8, “Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll—are they not in your record?” (NIV).  The Lord remembers and sees all of our miseries. The King James Version says it this way, “put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?”

The thought that God puts all of our tears into a bottle and remembers our pain is very comforting. He’s so attentive to you, His child, that he can recall all of your tears. You are never alone or forgotten.

Copyright 2011 by Molly Anderson. Use by permission only.
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Comments on: "Bottle of Tears" (2)

  1. Nancy Anderson said:

    Thank you for the reminder. I need to constantly know that He is here, He is attentive, He cares about it all. To think He remembers all my tears is a little overwhelming- I don’t even remember them all! I sure don’t care to remember them all- but somehow it gives me great comfort to know that they aren’t forgotten by the one who made me.

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