Tears In Your Bottle

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tearsYou have taken account of my wanderings;
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 have put my trust, I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Psalm 56:8-12

The Psalmist reveals the intimate knowledge that God cares enough to ‘put my tears in Your bottle’. Its interesting to me that the bottle belongs to God. He will not miss the sufferings we endure in this life. I think about Jesus’ parable of the rich man and Lazarus the servant who had it so tough. In Abraham’s bosom (metaphor for heaven), Lazarus is comforted eternally. God had his tears in His bottle.

God, I know You have kept me in Your mind, I sense it, I see You doing miracles around me. Even when I am less than faithful, You are trustworthy. Why am I so afraid? Today, I claim the promise ‘You are for me’… and if You are for me, who can be against me?

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