Sunday, April 18, 2010

Collecting our tears

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.

David is wandering and misses where he belongs. Don't you feel it in this Psalm? He is under constant attack, they put words in his mouth that aren't his, they spy on him and he muses Lord you are keeping a record - aren't You?

Lord, you are writing down all of these trials and trips that I am taking for you? You will remember all the tears that I've shed along this journey?

In ancient times it was a custom in Greek and Roman cultures to collect tears shed during a time of death and to place them in a phial and bury them with the person. David knew the custom and he knew that God knew his feelings and He knew that God loved him, so ….He believed that God would keep a record of his tears and keep them in a book of purpose. God knew the big picture and David was so obedient and trusted God so much that he could cry out to God – I know you are keeping track of all my sorrow. I know that I can call on you God for you are on my side. I know your promises God and I trust you, so why would I ever be afraid? What can these mere men do to me?

Wow…I just love David and I feel the peace in his heart that his relationship with God brought to him. I love that God does care about our tears and record them in His book. He so loves each of us and He does collect our tears along this journey.

Sweet blessings,


1 comment:

Frankie said...

Debbie, I love that scripture. Those words tell us how much
God cares for us. He collects our tears and records them in His book.
What a beautiful thought and picture of the One who loves us caring for us so tenderly.