Day Twenty-Four: God Never Waste Tears
by David Shannon Wooten – January 30, 2018
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.
Every one of us can relate to tears associated with pain, disappointment, bad news, tragedy, loss and a broken heart. As we direct our tears in an effort to call out to our Heavenly Father, they are translated into a powerful prayer. Every mom and dad know how the tears of their children grip their heart. Compelling them to respond. We come running to see what we can do to help. Our Heavenly Father knows the sound and language of tears and they have His attention.
Your tears have a voice.
Each tear has its own voice and identity. We can be confident that our Heavenly Father will not let one tear be wasted. But with careful response He attentively collects and records them. He is promising that each tear will be remembered and a response will follow. God never does anything without a purpose. He will answer by bringing comfort, healing, restoration and resolution.
Someone said, “Tears are prayers too, they travel to God when we can’t speak.” You may be going through a season where you are not able to articulate the prayer. But your tears have a strong voice and God is listening.
Open your heart with your tears.
Leonardo Da Vinci said, “Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.” God loves when we open our heart and when we are transparent with Him. Maybe that’s why God loves our tears when we cry in faith, believing He is able and will answer.
If we must shed tears, let them be tears of faith that translate in to prayers. Knowing that God never wastes tears. He will answer.
Direct your tears as a prayer of faith.
Your tears directed to God demonstrate:
- Confidence He sees what you are going through.
- You believe He hears you.
- He has the ability to do something about the situation.
- He will bring something good out of the situation. (Romans 8:28)
In exchange for your tears.
Psalm 30:5b Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.
Jeremiah 31:13, I will turn their mourning into joy. I will comfort them and exchange their sorrow for rejoicing.
What is God revealing about Himself through this scripture?
What do you hear God saying to you in this scripture?
How does this apply to your life?
Rephrase this scripture to a personal prayer for you. Give God thanks for how He is revealing Himself through this scripture. Request His help.
For further encouragement about prayer and hearing God’s voice, you can listen to Newspring “Frequency” sermon series at newspringlive.com/watch-read/media