You’ve kept track of my wandering and my weeping.
You’ve stored my many tears in your bottle-not one will be lost.
You care about me every time I’ve cried.
For it is all recorded in your book of remembrance.
Psalm 56:8 (from the Passion Translation)
I love this scripture it reminds me that even in my darkest time that He sees me, He sees every tear that I cry. I love how He says He cares about me every time I’ve cried. That is every time I have cried.
It makes me think of a beautifully designed jar with our name written in an amazing personalised font. Also written on it are the dates of every day we have ever cried.
He has our tears stored up. He reassures us that not one will be lost.
It’s a comforting scripture when you are going through a difficult journey or season.
Read it again and remind yourself that you are important.
I remember when I was journeying through a difficult season, I said to a friend “Really he stores up our tears in a bottle I think that he is going to need something a bit bigger for how I have been crying.”
We actually laughed at that through our tears.
There is nothing wrong with crying we all need a good cry and that is okay.
We may be working our way through grief of a loved one.
We may be waiting for prayers to be answered.
We may just feel lost at the moment.
We may feel disappointed.
We may feel that we have lost something.
You can only be strong for so long, when you are going through those difficult times-
Look after yourself when you are feeling sad-
- Do something nice for yourself.
- Light a candle with a beautiful fragrance.
- Watch a comedy movie.
- Have your hair done.
- Hang out with people that can encourage you.
- Make yourself a nice hot drink of coffee or tea or hot chocolate.
- Have your nails done.
- Listen to music.
- Pray, write out your prayers.
You will get through this.
I am always reminded of Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
This is my prayer for you.