Bottled Tears

“You have taken account of my wanderings; put my tears in Your bottle, are they not in Your book?” (Ps 56:8)
 
The psalmist talks about a state of life (a time of wandering) and a state of emotion (sorrow which produces tears). When we are wandering, everything is changing. Our lives are uncertain, unfixed, and there are more questions than answers.
 
When we are struck with grief and sadness the effect is the same. Everything is changing, we feel uncertain and without foundation and we have many unanswerable questions about our grief and sorrow.
 
Wandering and sadness isolate us. We feel untethered, anxious, fearful, and very, very alone. The worse the sadness the worse the sense of isolation. The more change happens in our lives the less secure we feel that everything will be okay.
 
What comfort to know that God records every tear and knows where we are no matter how unstable our lives may seem. Our times and our emotions are recorded by Him and He takes them into account.
 
“Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? And not one of them will fall to the ground apart from your Father. But even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.” (Matt 10:29-31)
 
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