“My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?” Psalm 42:3
There I was once again crying into my pillow feeling overwhelmed with life – past, present and future. I felt like Psalm 6:6, “I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.” Afterwards, I heard a still small voice say, “I got you,” which brought immediate peace to my weary soul. If I were to ask each and every one of you reading this right now, your life story each of you would have one. Many of us have been met with challenges in life that to this day we wonder how we made it through. Well, Daughter of the King, let me reaffirm to you that you made it through because God had your back then and He certainly has your back now. Life is not easy and it was never promised to be a cake walk, but we have the ability to tap into His presence at a moments notice and be in a secret place with our Father (Psalm 91:1).
Yes, you may have shed tears day and night, but I have never looked at tears as a sign of weakness, but as a sign of strength. How? Because I know the power of cleansing through the tears shed before our Father. He sees your tears, so cry out before Him and He will not withhold His peace, but will give you His peace (Psalms 39:12). I often equate tears with the rain. Just as the rain cleanses the air, waters the grass and washes the streets, so tears cleanse and put you in a position to receive nourishment from your Father, God. He promised to never leave you or forsake you although there are times when it feels as if He has done just that (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8).
Those feelings are deceptive tricks of the enemy to get you not to trust in God. Do not fall for it. Know that you can always cry before your Father and He will hear. You can cry before Him and know that HE has you. HE will keep you in perfect peace as your mind is stayed in HIM! (Isaiah 26:3-4) As, others may wonder, where is your God? They will see Him work in your life. Just TRUST HIM!
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you for being there when I cry unto You. I thank You that I can receive nourishment from You when life becomes overwhelming. I trust You and You alone. Thank you for strengthening me and giving me Your peace. In Jesus’ Name I pray. Amen.