“Put my tears in your bottle; are they not all in your book?” (Psalm 56:8)
Centuries ago, in the Middle East, a young warrior would present an exquisite teardrop bottle to his beloved before leaving for battle. During their time of separation, sometimes for years, his heart broken love would collect the tears she wept for him in this special bottle chosen just for her.
David, the Psalmist, had learned the value of tears when he penned the words above. He knew only God can deliver us from the enemies of our soul who threaten to overwhelm us in times of distress, trouble, and heartache.
There is a scroll of remembrance written about those who revere the Lord and honor His name.
“They will be mine,” says the LORD Almighty, “in the day when I make up My treasured possession.” (Malachi 4: 17). That is why we have a great High Priest who has gone to heaven, Jesus the Son of God. Let us cling to him and never stop trusting Him. (Hebrews 4:14 NLT).
Jesus understands our weaknesses, like no other. He faced the same temptations we do, yet He did not sin. He invites us to come boldly to the throne of our merciful and gracious God. It is there we receive healing for broken hearts, hope, and peace. One day, Jesus will return for His beloved Bride, His Church. On that day which no man knows, He will make all things new. In an instant His joy will be ours. He will wipe away every tear we’ve wept for Him, His church, and loved ones.
He sees each teardrop.
He knows your heartache.
He cares for you.
Prayer: Father in Heaven, I pray for those with broken hearts. For those who have lost loved ones. For those who need Your comfort. May Your Holy Spirit draw them into Your everlasting arms of love, through Jesus Christ our Lord, Amen.
And He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and there will no longer be any death; mourning, crying, or pain; the first things have passed away. (Rev. 21:4 NASB).