My soul chose that moment to do something it hadn’t done in longer ago than I could remember. It began to cry.
I am not known as a crier.
In fact, I am mostly cheerful and pleasant to be around.
But every so often, when I have let my emotions and stresses build up for too long, I find myself close to tears.
Sometimes I give in to them, and I have a good cry. And I tend to feel a bit better afterwards by releasing my emotion through those tears.
Occasionally, I have a hard awful gut wrenching wail, usually with an unexpected passing of a loved one.
What does God think of tears? Specifically, my tears?
You would figure that busy as He is, there might be more important things on His mind…until one reads this verse:
Psalm 56:8 (MSG) You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.
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Really, God? You know each night we/i have had a hard time sleeping? You make a note for each tear we/i cry, each pain we/i endure?
God truly is involved aware of every aspect of our lives.
But He waits for you, and me, to invite Him to converse with Him…about anything and everything.
The Bible is full of people who brought their concerns to God- fear of bring murdered, barren. Those who felt alone, deep loss, intense pain or in bondage. Needing healing, hungry, even to pay their taxes.
God met them in those conversations.
He already knows what is going on, in fact God really knows everything, including intentions.
He knows your husband just broke your heart.
He gets that money is getting really tight, because you are still waiting for work, or more work.
He understands when you feel like you can’t take anymore.
He sees when you are sobbing because you suddenly just lost the person who most got you on earth, and you didn’t make the time to tell them how much you loved and appreciated them before they passed.
Each aspect of our lives has value to God.
Because HE values US.
There is nothing you can do that will make Him stop loving you. He may not like your behavior, but He will ALWAYS love you.
Jesus died for you, out of forever love.
He wants to spend eternity WITH us.
And the Bible also says in Revelation 21:3-4:
I heard a voice thunder from the Throne: “Look! Look! God has moved into the neighborhood, making his home with men and women! They’re his people, he’s their God. He’ll wipe every tear from their eyes. Death is gone for good—tears gone, crying gone, pain gone—all the first order of things gone.”
There are good times coming.
Try to keep that promise in mind next time you have a cry in the moment.
It is just a moment, or a few strung together compared to the eternity awaiting us.
That thought is almost overwhelming enough to make me cry…