My people, I see your tears. They are in my bottle. Those tears you didn’t understand when you were two years old or the frustrations when you ran away to cry and life’s difficulties where you were pressed for answers that you didn’t have.
Call to me for healing, learn what I thought when you cried tears and in times when you did not allow tears to fall. I was there as I am now. Hold on to me and praise me when tears are nearby.
Come, weep, but don’t leave it there. Trust that praising Me is a mighty weapon of subterfuge against the enemy. Take aim with your voice, with words, song and musical instruments, that your heart may be restored, and so the enemy of your soul flees.
Activation: Reflect on your most frequent reaction to tears, in yourself, or others close by. For example, do you refuse to praise God because it doesn’t feel easy? Ask God what spiritual resources you could develop for future times of need.
You have kept count of my tossings, put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call. This I know, that God is for me. In God, whose word I praise, in the Lord, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?’Psalm 56:8-11 (ESV)
Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praiseJeremiah 17:14 (NIV)