Psalms 56:8 You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
Revelations 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.”
Tears can appear on our face from good emotions such as laughing, joy and extreme happiness. They can also appear from being upset, mad, angry, hurt, and from pain. Throughout history people have collected tears as a custom.
(Lachrymatory-small vessels that holds tears) They still sell tear bottles:
I personally have cried many many tears. Yesterday I cried in our church service with my son’s girlfriend. It was a very special moment. We were singing during the praise and worship and I was so moved by the song. We were singing about loving Jesus and you all know how much I love the Lord and the tears of joy and love just came out of my eyes….then I noticed she was crying too….so I said to her.…isn’t God good? Those were such good tears and it felt good.
My mom went home to be with the Lord February 2011 and I tell you….there were many tears that fell from my eyes that week and many after. They were tears that reflected a lot of heartache.
Tears come from the emotions of the heart in real time….what’s happening in your mind at that very moment. Tears are good and they are necessary. I believe without them we would implode if you are the type to hold everything in and explode releasing anger if you are the type to unleash your emotions in this manner.
Crying out ones emotions is a good thing to do. Be careful where you do it though….if you are in an airplane or at work and you break out in a loud cry….folks will think you are out of your mind! If you do it at a funeral…well….it’s expected. I like to cry alone…but my husband has seen a great deal of my crying….and he’s a man of great compassion….he better be…or he’d been in the dog house LOL….just kidding…he is a good man!
Now what does God think about our crying? He’s very compassionate and caring and God with His God ways ( the Holy Spirit administers the grace and mercy of God) comforts us like no other.
Don’t try to fake God out with your much crying because He sees the heart and knows if you are really at your real place of I can’t take it anymore pain.
God is such a caring Father that not one of your tears/ prayers have ever gone unnoticed by Him…in fact He knows about every one of your tears…the reason you cried in the first place…. and they are in His book. Many people in the bible have cried out to Him…even His own Son Jesus. I’m sure Jesus tears that He cried for us at Gethsemane are in a bottle in a special place in heaven and Jesus did weep..…He was human…so He knows all about our tears.
God promises to wipe every tear from our eyes! What a tender act for our God to do one day for us. There will never be a reason for a single tear to ever fall from our eyes again.
My mom had a disorder called Sjogren’s syndrome which causes very dry eyes…she could not cry. She had no way to express her pain emotionally. She would always say….I wish I could cry!! Good or bad she wanted to cry…but sadly…could not.
Message for today: Cry….Cry if you need to….go ahead….get it out…the bad…the good. God made us this way for a reason. Our bodies were created to handle a full life. Your heart will beat about 3 billion times and we will shed about 31 gallons of tears in our life time. Amazing!