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Why Does God Remember Our Tears?
Have you ever thought about the reason we cry? Why would God create a physical act to coincide with our emotional feelings? One reason may be the social aspect it provides. Think about how difficult pain is when you are alone in it. Tears communicate to others your need for support and love. So, in one way, God’s design of tears was actually a design born from His care for us. That tear would symbolize “I’m hurting” to those near us. If they communicate our pain to those around us, how much more to God?
Friends, God is not unaware of our struggles. He is not apathetic to our pain. He is not withdrawing from our confusion. Whether it is with sin, anxiety, depression, loneliness, confusion, loss, doubt, or any other type of pain you face. He understands because Jesus felt the burdens we feel.
Your tears have a voice, and they get God's attention. Have you ever stopped to consider that God is keeping track of all your sorrows? He knows each one of them. He has seen you cry until you cannot cry anymore. He has witnessed your heartache over everything in your life. He has seen your tears when you have cried all alone in the dark, not sure of where to turn or where to go. How precious you are to Him!
Let the tears flow and know that your God cares for you intimately and with great passion!
PSALM 56: 8-11
" You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the LORD, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?"
Does God Care When You Cry?
When you cry out to God and seek Him with all of your heart, God will hear your cry for help. God cares more than you can comprehend.
- He hears your cry.
- His lovingkindness is good.
- He turns the multitude of his tender mercies toward you.
- He does not hide His face from you.
- When you are in trouble, He hears you quickly.
Crying is powerful because whatever the reason why we are crying, the message of our tears can go straight to God even if we did not say a word. It can travel to God. There are times we can no longer speak and our minds are filled with confusion so we cry instead. God doesn't just see what we are going through but He truly understands our feelings too especially if we are hurt. Know that God really cares for us every day not just when we cry, but if He has seen us crying, remember that the best comfort we can find is from God alone. cry it all out to our Lord, He will never take you for granted, He will fight for you and will remove all the pain in your heart and will replace it with joy.
How Does God Respond to Your Tears?
Happy tears, Sad tears, Angry tears. We cry for all sorts of reasons
God notices, cares about, and always responds to your tears because your tears and sorrow matter to God.
God values your tears because He values you because whatever makes you weep, makes God take notice.
In our situations, God may not always respond with healing, but He always responds with concern and care. Whatever makes you weep, makes God take notice. He will never ignore your hardship or concern.
So, if you find yourself wiping away tears, be comforted to know that before even one tear escaped, God knew what was in your heart and on your mind. He cares about what you care about because He cares about you.
Here are three ways I have found God responds when we cry.
1. He Sees Your Tears
When we feel fear, sadness, or despair, our vocabulary of words just can’t seem to communicate as well as weeping does. But, God sees your tears. He hears your cry. He is mindful of what scares you and stresses you and saddens you. He not only notices your tears, He knows why they’re falling.
2. He Stores Your Tears
He is aware of your affliction and suffering. Each tear we cry has meaning to our Father God. He keeps track of all our sorrows just as carefully as if He were gathering each tear and placing it in a bottle for His remembrance. Not one tear you cry is unnoticed by God. He values your tears because He values you.
3. He Wipes Your Tears Away
Sometimes we cry because we’re sick or afraid or stressed or just plain sad. Sometimes we cry because we’re hurting or feel stuck. Sometimes we weep because of grief and loss. We cry for our own pain and regret. Sometimes we cry because we love somebody so much and we feel pain for their suffering.
So, if you weep, be comforted to know that God sees your tears, He values your sorrow, and He will one day remove every tear from your life.
I hope these truths and Scriptures comfort you if you’re hurting. And, if you know someone who is hurting right now, share this with her as she may need to know that God cares and sees her tears.
I cried to him with my mouth, and high praise was on my tongue. If I had cherished iniquity in my heart, the Lord would not have listened. But truly God has listened; he has attended to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be God, because he has not rejected my prayer or removed his steadfast love from me!
The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he also hears their cry and saves them.
“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There won’t be any more death. There won’t be any grief, crying, or pain, because the first things have disappeared.” The one sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new.” He said, “Write this: ‘These words are faithful and true.”
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