Psalm 56:8 "Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll— are they not in your record?"
2 Kings 20:5a "Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, 'This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you.’"
Revelation 21:4 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Do you recall those significant moments of pain in your life? The moment when you were betrayed by a childhood friend, when you left home for the first time, when your daughter's heart was broken, when you lost someone you loved – they all bring a little moisture, a tear to the eyes. We can be overwhelmed with tears through our pain, and the tears will not stop; they seem uncontrollable.
Have you ever considered why God created a physical act to coincide with our emotional feelings? It is because he cares. He does not dismiss our pain; he records it! He is personal, intimate, and caring. He knows our struggles, our loneliness, our burdens, our anxiety, and our loss. He understands our pain and has given us a physical way to express it. Not one tear goes unnoticed by God. One day, he will wipe away every tear in heaven for eternity, but today lift those tear-stained cheeks to him. He cares for you.
Be honest and authentic with Jesus today. Tell him your issues and worries. Let him know what is bothering you and open your heart to him.
Jesus, thank you for caring even though I sometimes doubt your goodness during difficult times. Help me seek your presence when I can't see your face. Comfort me with your compassion. Amen.