God expresses His love for us in so many amazing ways. In his unending compassion, He stores our tears in a bottle and keeps them in His book. Why would He do this? Scripture simply declares to us, our tears are important to God!
You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book? Psalm 56:8 (NJKV)
We never cry alone. God cares about each tear and the reasons we cry them. Tears of sorrow, tears of frustration, tears of hurt and anger, tears of despair and tears of joy – they are all a gift from God. We never have to explain the reason for our tears; God understands.
The Lord is not immune to tears. Jesus wept over Jerusalem (Luke 19:41). Jesus wept over the death of Lazarus (John 11:35).
Tears are comfort for the hurting heart. They release our emotions and help to express the feelings that cannot be put into words. God uses our tears to point us to Him.
Those who sow in tears, Shall reap in joy. Psalm 126:5 (NKJV)
Weeping may endure for a night,
But joy comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5a (NKJV)
You can find comfort in knowing that whatever you are going through, God has great compassion towards you. Your tears are so precious to Him that He collects them in a bottle & records them in His book.
You need not be embarrassed about your tears, even when you try to hold them back. He is present with every tear shed; you can have utmost confidence God cares for you.
Lord, I am so grateful for the love and compassion you have towards me. My heart is comforted in knowing that you are with me for every tear I shed.