Friday, January 23, 2015


Job 15 - 18

Do you ever have one of those days where the tears just flow and you can't seem to help it?  Yet, your friends or family are busy and they just don't seem to get where you are, so today's reading fits these situations...

Job is hurting deeply and his friends want to encourage him (I guess), but perhaps just sitting without words might have helped more...sometimes no words are better than empty words.  Job knew the words his friends were sharing and he was desperate.  Imagine, the pain, the heartache, the loneliness, unimaginable sorrow...Job was feeling all of this and so much more.

These words Job spoke in 16:20 -22 ~
My friends scorn me, but I pour out my tears to God.  I need someone to mediate between God and me, as a person mediates between friends.  For soon I must go down that road from which I will never return.

Do you know the feelings that Job is expressing here?  Sometimes you just need a friend to pray for you?  Sometimes you just can't seem to say them and you need a friend to pray?

These verses reminded me of Psalm 56: 8 from the New Living Translation that I just treasure in my soul...
You keep track of all my sorrows.[a]
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.

Don't you love this?  God knows our sorrows.  He collects our tears in His bottle and He records them in His book!  He cares about our hurts and this verse reminds us of how much...enough to collect our tears and to remember them!  God is busy taking care of millions and millions and millions yet He cares about our tears and sometimes when a friend is hurting this scripture might help to heal their pain.  Imagine, you are in pain and to be reminded that indeed God Almighty is keeping track and collecting your tears...

Today, when you glance at a bottle be reminded that every tear you have cried the LORD is keeping in a bottle...He loves you!

Sweet blessings,

1 comment:

Frankie said...

I love that verse from Psalm 56!