When We Cry

Some days our tears flow so easily. We may feel lost and alone.  How does God respond to us during those times?  

The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; He rescues those who are crushed in spirit. Psalm 34:18.

crying doll Theeradech Sanin.jpg

If I were to have had a conversation with God yesterday, I imagine it would have gone something like this:


Lord, are you there?

Oh, Lord I need you now.

Please answer me???



<A tear falls.  Then another.  And another>

Lord, I'm crying again.

<sound of quiet sobbing>

Look at me, child.

<looking up - tears still falling>

I … I trust you, Lord.  I know you are with me.  But the tears - they sneak up on me when I least expect them.  Seeing his coat.  Finding one of his towels in the wash.  

Are you ashamed of the tears child?  Do you feel they are wrong?

I feel as if it means I am weak.  That I am not trusting you.


The question is what happens next.  You see I wrote this yesterday.  I had no ending.

Today, I was reading a book given to me by a dear friend.

The book is called "The One Year Book of Hope."

I didn't start reading it right away.

Yet, God knew when to nudge me to start reading it.  It was perfect for today's post.

Here are Nancy Guthrie's Words:

"Picture in your mind right now the Lord of the universe reaching down to gently and lovingly wipe away your tears.  He doesn't ignore them or tell you that if you really had faith you wouldn't cry.  He wipes them all  away."

(The sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears.  Isaiah 25:8)

So now, I can finish that conversation with God.


"Are you ashamed of the tears child?  Do you feel they are wrong."

Almost.  I feel as if it means I am weak.  That I am not trusting you.

He smiles gently, and reaches down lovingly and tenderly, wiping away the tears from my tear stained face .

And I stare up into that face, filled with kindness and love, knowing full well, that when the rest of the tears come, He will wipe them away with the same loving kindness, understanding my pain and loving me through it.

Father God.  Your timing amazes me.  I certainly don't know how you can orchestrate the things you do.  But I am grateful that you do.  Lord, my earnest prayer is that each reader, each reader who sheds a tear from pain or from sorrow will feel that gentle brush of your hand as you wipe away each and every tear.  Amen and amen

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