Do you ever wonder why some people are more emotional than others? There is a reason for that. It has a lot to do with our genetics, yes, our DNA. Some are so sensitive just hearing a story about the pain and sorrow of others can bring them to tears.
Well, whether you are super sensitive or not, I imagine you have had times in your own life where such strong emotions brought some tears.
Crying is how your body speaks when your mouth can’t explain the pain you feel.
You may have experienced the loss of a child, a spouse, or a happy marriage. You may have suffered a destructive illness or are in an unbearable lonely time right now. Let me give you some encouragement…. God sees you when you are hurting, collects your tears in a bottle and records them in his book. (Psalm 56:8, NLT). Tears are an overflow of emotion within us that he sees and collects. The fact that He understands our feelings and helps us bear the burden of our sorrows to comfort us and beyond that collects them is exhilarating to me. We tend to collect things that we value, and God value’s us. People may forget about your sorrow and move on with life, and I totally understand that because I have been there myself. But God doesn’t move on, He is right there with you every movement you make. Ready and willing to collect those tears. In Psalm 43:18 David tells us that the Lord is close to the brokenhearted.
None of us are promised a pain free life. We are all going to go through struggles. Recently I watched the movie: The Shack. A story about a family that struggled with an excruciating loss causing them to question where God was and if he even cared at all. Throughout the movie my DNA did not disappoint as I was in tears quite a bit. We are incapable this side of heaven to see what God sees. He has the completed picture in mind for us. Even when we can’t make any sense of things, he desires to walk beside us, feel our pain, and collect our tears. Love always leaves an impression on us, and God’s love goes beyond anything we could ever imagine.
The movie ends with a song by Tim McGraw, “Keep your eyes on Me.” The lyrics go like this: Keep your eyes on me when it hurts too much to see. Keep your eyes on me when you’re lost in the dark, when the light in your heart is too burned out to see, Keep your eyes on me.
Here’s the truth: God is closer than you realize. His love and care for you goes deeper than you can imagine. God is the source of our power, courage, and wisdom to help us get through painful experiences if we keep our eyes focused on Him.
Part of my prayer for you this New Year: She believed she could, so she did!
Or He believed he could, so he did! With God’s help anything is possible!!
May God pour out his blessings on you this year,