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Topic: TEARS - (as in crying) (10/04/04)

TITLE: Bottled Tears
By Jess Godwin
10/07/04

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You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?
Psalm 56:8


I was on a routine journey through Psalms when I found this verse. I was amazed all over again at how intimately God knows us. He not only wants us to be His, He wants us to feel comfortable coming to Him in the good times and the bad times. He wants us to pour out our hearts to Him, telling Him what hurts, and what we don’t understand. Some nights I just have to crawl up into Daddy’s lap and cry on His shoulder. How wonderful is it that we can do this? Our God is accessible to His children and deeply desires that communication. Our tears are precious to Him. I know this because He keeps them for us. He wouldn’t keep them if they did not hold some kind of special meaning to Him. Just the thought that God doesn’t just have a record of my tears, but that He still has them was enough to make me bow my head in awe. Somewhere in God’s Heavenly Cupboard there is a flask (bucket maybe) labeled “Jess’ Tears”. What love! God can handle my tears, my insecurity issues and all my fears. Over and over He reminds me of His love.

"Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with loving kindness, I have drawn you
Jeremiah 31:3


Member Comments
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Mitzi Busby10/11/04
Jess, very good information. It reveals your close walk with Him. God Bless!
darlene hight10/11/04
Don't you love that visual? Daddy's lap and his holding a bucket of tears, great depiction of our God!
Kristin Slavik10/11/04
Jess,
It leaves me awestruck to think that my hairs are numbered (although it is not as many as before, LOL) and my tears are kept. Well written reminder.
Kristin
mary wolf10/13/04
Jess I knew He kept our tears, and to compare His love to our father workes for me. Thanks for putting the reminder of his securetyon paper for us.
Phyllis Inniss 10/14/04
What a blessing for us that He knows us intimately and still loves us.
L.M. Lee10/15/04
I've often heard nothing is ever wasted by God..even our tears!
Rose Gingerich10/17/04
Thanks for the reminder! God does love us and cares about the little things in our lives.
Blessings,
Rose