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God Keeps Every One of Your Tears

We know that when kids play, there is bound to be some conflict or accident. As young mothers, we oftentimes dealt with children coming to us in tears because of something happening with the kids they were playing with. I would embrace them, wipe their tears, and tell them it’s going to be okay. Maybe I would need to clean a wound, then put a bandage on it and they were as good as new. Afterwards, they would go outside and continue to play with the same kids as if nothing ever happened.

This is a perfect illustration of our Heavenly Father’s love and goodness toward us, His children. In our daily walk of life, we can be hurt or burdened down by one thing or another. It is at these times that we can come to God in prayer, letting Him know every issue, good or challenging, in our lives. By talking to our Heavenly Father, we receive strength, and He cleanses us by His Word and puts His healing salve on our wounds or brokenness. This allows us to go back into our spiritual battle.

Many are the paths of the Lord which drip with fatness (Psa. 65:11 NAS). One path I am speaking of today is the path of prayer. No believer who is much in the prayer closet will have need to cry, My leanness, my leanness; woe unto me (Isa. 24:16 KJV). Starving souls live at a distance from the mercy seat and become like the parched fields in times of drought.

Without talking to God regularly we become weak and weary in our spiritual walk. I once had a banner that said, “Seven prayerless days makes one weak.” If we spend little time alone with Jesus, our relationship will be shallow and polluted with doubts and fears. We may fail in doing His will because we have reached our natural limits to handle the various pressures we face. Without prayer we are unable to handle the dump-load of life. Things happen in life that can break us. Even strong saints can fail if they are not renewed in God (Isa. 40:28-30 KJV).

“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength” (Isa. 40:31 KJV). In God’s presence we are renewed, and frequent communion with God is sure to make us strong, if not happy. By spending time with God alone, we gain the assurance that we have been equipped with power to face any challenge that comes our way.

“Pray without ceasing” (1 Thess. 5:17 KJV). I often think of prayer as spiritual currency. The more you have the better you are equipped to do what needs to be done in the spiritual realm. You are enabled to fight the devil without fear or intimidation. One of the best ways to stand for Christ is on your knees in private prayer. Prayer allows you to get away from the pressures of life in the presence of God. Among the many rewards of waiting in His presence are hearing His voice, seeing His heart, and being equipped to handle whatever comes your way.

“Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me.” (Psalms 56:8-9 KJV)