Overwhelmed with Tears
"I am weary with my groaning; all the night I drench my bed with tears; I soak my couch all the way through." Psalms 6:6
"My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?" Psalms 42:3
It's good to shed some tears every now and then; to pour them out before God. I realize that encouragement was mostly for those of us “tough guys” who seldom see a tear. Some of you don’t need any encouragement, do you?
Some people who read this are like the Psalmist. You go to bed and swim in tears. You can’t sleep so you go to the couch and then you flood it with tears. You can’t eat because you are so upset. Is your life full of tears right now?
Dear friend, I understand. Not completely, because no one but God really can, but I have been there. The pain in your life seems unbearable right now. You can’t function because the heartache overwhelms you. It is affecting every aspect of your life. Some even call it clinical depression.
I don’t know what to tell you. I could share with you that God says His grace is sufficient for you. I could tell you that He says He will never leave you nor forsake you. I could tell you that He said He is working all things for good (and He is, even though you can’t see it right now). I could remind you that He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. I could, if you need this, share with you that Christ is the only answer, and the only way to get to God, and you should trust in Him alone for salvation and help, if you never have.
I can tell you lots of comforting thoughts from God’s Word, but would that work? Would that dry up those tears? Perhaps for a time, but then they would return again. What you need is time; time for God to work His will in your life. You need to remind yourself that God is in control and then you need to wait on the Lord and be of good cheer. As you shed your tears, He is watching, and He is catching them so He might one day make you whole again. In fact, He will actually make you better than you were before.
Lord, bless your people as they share their tears with You!
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