Why God Gave Us Tears

Have you ever had a time in your life when you just couldn’t stop the tears from flowing?

I felt that the Lord wanted me to write directly from His Word.  He made us, and so He made our tears:

(Psalm 56:8)

“You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?”

(Psalm 126:5)

“Those who sow in tears
Shall reap in joy.”

(Revelation 21:4)

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

(Revelation 7:17)

“For the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne will shepherd them and lead them to living fountains of waters. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

(Psalm 42:3)

“My tears have been my food day and night,
While they continually say to me,
“Where is your God?”

(John 11:35)

“Jesus wept.”

(Psalm 80:5)

“You have fed them with the bread of tears,
And given them tears to drink in great measure.”

(Isaiah 38:5)

“Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years.”

(Job 16:20)

“My friends scorn me;
My eyes pour out tears to God.”

It seems that our tears are so important to God.  He sees our hearts and knows our sorrows. Our tears our so precious to Him, that He keeps each teardrop in a bottle. The picture that verse places in my mind is beyond description.  The same God – our Lord – who spoke the heavens and the earth into existence, collects our tears. I believe that He collects them in a separate bottle for each of His children.

After the Psalmist writes that our tears are kept in a bottle; he then asks “Are they not in Your book?”   I believe that this is in reference to the Book of Life where our names are inscribed.  Can you even imagine that beside our names God has recorded each tear as well?

What an amazing love our Lord has for us!  What an amazing God is He!

Lyrics to Steven Curtis Chapman’s “One True God”

One voice in the dark,
A song that lights up the stars
One breath that gives life
One sovereign in power
Who speaks with thunder and fire.
One Lord One King
There is no other that can compare to You!

You are The one alone in greatness
The one who never changes
Jesus You are!
The One who rose in power
The One who reigns forever
Jesus the one true God!

One Man on a cross
And One light of the world
One Name One word
One way to be saved
And one Lamb that was slain
One Love above all
There is no other that can compare to You!

And we have seen His Glory of
The One and only Son of God [x4]
And You are!!

We adore You Lord Jesus!  We long to see You.

MARANATHA

 

 

 

6 thoughts on “Why God Gave Us Tears

  1. HOW DO I PRAY OR WHAT DO I SAY NEED A BETTER JOB WITH BENIFITS CLOSER TO HOME NEED A TURN AROUND FOR THE BETTER IN MY LIFE BUT THE MAIN THING IS I NEED MORE OF JESUS IN MY LIFE I;M WEAK AND ASKING FOR HIS HELP

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