We hurt. We are disappointed. We are face with the inevitability of our mortality. You will notice several things from this except from Psalm 56.
√ God is keeping track of everything in our journeys.
√ He is journaling in a major way.
√ Our enemies will not achieve ultimate victory.
√ God is FOR His children. His little flock.
√ If God is on my side, whom shall I fear?
So how can my tears be distinguished from all of the tears God is accumulating in His container?
“You have taken account of my wanderings and 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 for certain: God is for me. In the Lord, whose word I praise and in Whom I have placed my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” – Psalm 56:8-11
When we follow in Jesus’ footsteps trials are inevitable. We are promised:
√ The pressures of being afflicted (John 16:33)
√ The reward for overcoming (James 1:12)
√ An unfading inheritance reserved in heaven (1 Peter 1:4)
We can learn much from Jesus’ example:
“In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and earnest requests with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverent submission.” – Hebrews 5:7
“And being in agony He was praying very fervently; and His sweat became like drops of blood, falling down upon the ground.” – Luke 22:44
Sharing your tears, friends
Dave and Burnadette