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By: Angela Parsley

Psalm 56:8, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” (NLT)


Isn’t God so good to us? He knows every heart break, pain, and hurt. I believe if we realized the extent of His care in our lives we would do nothing but serve Him. His goodness and His love are beyond amazing! Did you know God is so near to us that He collects and records each one of our tears? Does that amaze you? It does me.

Every tear shed is precious to Him. So precious in fact that He collects them in a bottle as a person would a precious treasure. There is something to that, don’t you think? The Bible says, “He is close to the brokenhearted” (Psalm 34:18,NIV).The Lord is so close, so intimately involved in your life, that He keeps a journal of every single tear you shed!

I joke when I talk about all the tears I have shed. They are enough to fill an ocean, so the bottle God uses to collect them must be HUGE! Seriously though, wouldn’t it be neat if in front of our place in heaven there would be a beautiful fountain filled with our tears? What an amazing reminder of all God has brought us through.

In heaven there will be no crying, no tears. That gives me hope that no matter the heartache here, it is only temporary. This world, along with all of its problems and tears, is only part of our journey. The best is yet to come.

Prayer:

Father, thank You for being so mindful of us. You know every good and bad thing. You never lose sight of us. Thank You for being a Father who understands and deeply cares for us. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Related Resources:

His Princess Bride: Love Letters from Your Prince by Sherri Rose Shepherd

Rain on Me: Devotions of Hope & Encouragement for Difficult Times by Holly Gerth

Think About It:

Have you ever thought about how precious your tears are to God?

Do you realize how mindful God is of everything in your life?

Live It:

Take a moment to look around you. Is there anyone you can encourage with these words?

Power Verses:

Luke 12:6-7, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (NIV)

2 Kings 20:5b, “I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears.” (ESV)


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