God Sees Your Tears

God Sees Your Tears

July 10, 2017

“You have taken note of my journey through life, caught each of my tears in Your bottle …” Psalm 56:8a (VOICE)

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“I can’t see what God’s doing right now,” she admitted as she stared at the pool of cold coffee sitting silent in the bottom of the mug she gripped. Tears began to free-fall down her cheeks, and I felt the weight of my friend’s honest words stab my own weary heart.

We’d been sharing the mess and marvel of our lives for years — marriage and children, work and worship. We’d seen answered prayers and flourishing faith, witnessed provision and heart change.

But we hadn’t seen this coming — this aching stretch of her journey.

We’d claimed God’s promises and believed in His might, yet lately, every step seemed to lead my friend deeper into a desert of disappointment.

There were unexplainable no’s where we’d begged for a yes, and devastating dead-ends where we’d pleaded for pleasant paths of peace.

And try as I might, I couldn’t offer easy answers in the midst of her wilderness wanderings.

“I don’t know what to do with all these tears …” my friend mumbled as she swatted at her seeping eyes.

I dug in my purse for a tissue.

Tear-catchers — that’s what my preschooler used to call those flimsy squares of softness.

“Mommy, could I have a tear-catcher?” she would say, as she pointed to the tissue box that sat on the kitchen counter.

And though we both knew a simple tissue couldn’t remedy the broken Barbie doll or the fight with her brother, the skinned knee or the ripped-up coloring page, I would reach for a tissue and squat low to hold my young one’s gaze.

Then my daughter would fall into my open arms and let me dab those drizzles of sadness as if my loving presence were the perfect balm for her aching heart.

I smiled at the memory and felt a sliver of hope rising.

I couldn’t salve my friend’s sorrow, but I could point her to the One who could.

I thought of the Psalm I’d read earlier that morning, the one I’d underlined with an inky blue streak right before I’d scribbled my friend’s name in the margin of my Bible and prayed for her in the dark before dawn.

And now, as we huddled in the corner of the coffee shop, I was grateful for the tender truth tucked in Psalm 56:8: “You have taken note of my journey through life …”

Even when we can’t see God’s plan, He sees our pain. He knows when our path grows bumpy; He notices when our feet stumble.

And not only does God see, more importantly, He refuses to flee.

[You have] “caught each of my tears in Your bottle …”

Think of it, friends —

The One who holds our hearts is willing to hold our tears.

The One who sits on high stoops low to share our sorrow.

The One who is timeless takes time to enter our angst.

Our faithful Father is the consummate Tear Catcher. And if, in our time of need, we run into His arms like a trusting child, we’ll discover His unflinching presence is a salve for our aching souls.

The Bible promises that one day God will wipe all the tears from our eyes. (Revelation 7:17b) But until then, we can count on Him to draw us close and catch them.

I stretched across the table and gave my friend’s hand a tender squeeze. “Maybe those tears are just reminding us to run to Jesus …” I murmured with a jagged sigh.

My friend flashed me a grateful smile and dropped her eyes. “Will you pray?” she asked, her fingers squeezing mine.

I nodded and we leaned over those mugs of cold coffee in prayer. And together we reached our trustworthy Tear Catcher.

Dear Jesus, I admit I tend to doubt Your goodness during hard times. Help me to seek Your presence even when I can’t see what You’re doing. And comfort me with Your compassion as I trust You with my tears. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Revelation 7:17, “For the Lamb on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” (NLT)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Have you ever wondered, If God is good … why am I hurting so badly? Find hope in a sovereign God who has a purpose and is in control of everything — even when it hurts — with the next First 5 study, Suffering & Sovereignty. Study Job, Lamentations and Ecclesiastes, using daily questions and historical background for each book. Click here to learn more!

CONNECT:
Join Alicia Bruxvoort at her blog today for a free printable filled with promises to help you see hope through your tears.

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
What keeps you from turning to God when life turns hard?

Carve out some time to be with Jesus this week. Read His Word, listen to worship music or walk in nature. Make a deliberate choice to trust Him with your tears.

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  1. This was beautiful! 🙂 I shared something on similar lines on my blog today. I hope it blesses someone today!! Much love in Jesus, Helga Here is my blog link: http://abideinthesecretplace.com/blog/your-tears-move-god

  2. Nancy Maddox says:

    This is what I needed today. A dear friend of mine passed away this morning , very unexpected. She was not yet a believer, which makes it even more devasting. All day I have been searching for understanding, and it just brings more tears .

    • Jamille Atha says:

      I am so sorry for your loss sweet sister. Cling to God’s promises. ❤

    • Joy Jenkins says:

      I am so sorry for your loss. I encourage you to look at griefshare.org to see if threr is a group near you. In the past year I have lost 5 people yes 5 including my father. I am just beside myself and this group is helping god bless

  3. it is 4 am here and i am awake again, but this time it wasn’t just my problems that kept me awake, but those of a dear friend .. i opened my laptop to write an email that i may not send, and this devotion was on my FB page i left open last night .. it speaks right into their struggle, even down to the coffee shop we often meet at to talk about our lives and struggles and God in them. Even though they are in the ministry of a church, sometimes i think those friends need prayer and scripture the most. Thank you for the images in your devotion, the tears, the stooping to our level, meeting us where we are, and the embrace. beautiful reminder of our Father

    • Yes, Sue, those in ministry need MUCH encouragement through prayer, scripture, and a listening ear. If the Lord prompts you to share today’s devotion with your friend, please do so. It might be God’s way of helping her today.

  4. Saint John of the Cross wrote of the “Dark Night of the Soul,” when we don’t feel God’s presence. It’s not an easy read (written in the 1500s,). Saint John makes the point that sometimes we are in love with the feeling of being close to God, not in love with God. The dark night of the soul rips away the feeling and leads to true union with God. We move from driving the conversation, to God driving the conversation. It is hard to understand when it is happening, but a dark night can be the best thing that ever happened to us.

    • Thank you for that…makes me want to read the this! And wondering the same, “in love with the feeling of being close to God, not in love with God”.
      Thank you

  5. I have been doing a lot of crying in the past few weeks,not for me but for my son,wondering why he is going through so many issues now when he had none growing up.I thank God for blessing me with him because I have learnt so much about patients,acceptance, and love.You see my son has down syndrome but he is the most hard working,loving helpful individual. I lean on God now more then ever for he is my strength and without him I would be weary,he has carried me through many storms and He is with me through this one…..So it’s ok to cry coz joy comes in the morning
    Thank you for this on time devotion…God bless❤

  6. Thank you for this sweet devotion. And reminder. I feel like I keep turning to God, but I have yet to hear or see any answers. Looking back, I’ve stumbled so much through life, always trying to do the right thing, trying to please others, but that ends up in always the wrong decisions. Praying for guidance, praying.

  7. Amilia Qadir says:

    Thank you my Heavenly Father GOD Almighty and to my wonderful beadutiful sisters in Christ be encouraged. Yes easier said then done.
    Glory Hallejuah, have mercy on us GOD. I was in a quiet place this morning, looking for someone to hold me, care about what I am feeling, provide me with the comfort I need to take it one step at a time to make it through today…

    I found everything I needed in this blessing, GOD holds me, hears me, and catches each on of my tears as he sends my heart and soul.

    Psalm 46:10 ” Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth.

    Be blessed and encouraged and may GOD peace be with you.

    • Gail Robinson says:

      I soooo needed to see this today!! I have been struggling as to why God has not been there and why does He keep letting things happen between my son and his baby momma. I thought this weekend he has come closer than he ever has to kicking her out. They are not good for each other at all… oil and water. It is always tense on my part because I never know when things will get bad again with them. She is selfish doesn’t want to take the full responsibility of taking care of Mom duties expects my son and me to do it while she sleeps. Prayed to Mary and Jesus Saturday night for Angel perfection and for intervention of both for some kind of peace in the house.

  8. Amilia Qadir says:

    Thank you my Heavenly Father GOD Almighty and to my wonderful beautiful sisters in Christ be encouraged. Yes easier said then done.
    Glory Hallejuah, have mercy on us GOD. I was in a quiet place this morning, looking for someone to hold me, care about what I am feeling, provide me with the comfort I need to take it one step at a time to make it through today…

    I found everything I needed in this blessing, GOD holds me, hears me, and catches each on of my tears as he mends my heart and soul.

    Psalm 46:10 ” Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen. I will be exalted in the earth.

    Be blessed and encouraged and may GOD peace be with you.

  9. Once again God speaks to me thru these daily devotions- Yesterday I questioned “why” when once again my husband and I clashed and fight ensued- I’m so tired of crying over my marriage and questioned “why would God send someone like that into my life after all that I have been thru”- with no one to talk to, these devotions seem like Gods hug and message- thank you-

    • Jodina, I totally get what you’re saying. You’re not alone, and there are plenty of us who have been there and so willing to walk and talk with you. In my alone time with the Lord, I began to realize I was asking the wrong questions. The Lord wanted me to seek understanding, not for me to be understood, but for why my husband reacts and responds the way he does. The Lord began showing me glimpses of my husband’s hurts and fears, and it began to make sense. The Lord also showed me where I can change and how He would help me do that through His strength and in His ways. He uses the wisdom of my friends, sermons, even comments to bring truth to light, even when I’m not looking for it. Total dependency on Him and dying to self is not easy. But, when we commit to the Lord, He brings it all to pass. He is FOR you! Hugs to you, Jodina!

  10. Thank you for the reminder that God is the tear catcher, the holder of my heart! I am reading this this morning on my way to a third shot at getting pregnant with iui. The tears that have been shed over negative test results and feelings of unworthiness and loneliness tore me apart month after month. I continue to pray for the blessing of a healthy, beautiful child. Through all of this i have come to realize that God’s blessings are abounding and that He has never and will never leave my side. I have faith and belief that God answers our prayers when the time is right and in His way. It’s not always what we expect, but the answer is always out of love and fulfilling. Be blessed y’all.

  11. Debra L Finley says:

    Thank u. Just what I needed.

  12. Sharon Spearman says:

    This was for me!!!!

  13. Sue Roberts says:

    I turn towards God but not always to God. I struggle with not always being sure of hearing God’s voice correctly. Trust and dependency on God.
    Thank you for sharing this beautiful story

  14. Alicia, thank you for a wonderful devotion this morning. Been there and had a friend that offered tear catchers and a hug, but most of all Gods reassurance!
    Thank you!

  15. Amilia Qadir says:

    Sometimes I wonder when it rains and storms are those tears coming down from heaven?

  16. This was so helpful a precious reminder. Sometimes when your going through life’s many storms and heartaches we feel so alone, or are alone. Can’t pray, can’t focus , can’t quiet your mind. When you feel lost ,it’s dark, afraid, overwhelmed and feel you just can’t go on. You get a sweet reminder your not alone the King of Kings is there to be your tear catcher. A reminder of His love. Telling you I hear, I see. You are not alone. Thank you for the reminder Alicia.

  17. What a comforting reminder today. A dear friend passed away 2 weeks ago, and her precious family and friends miss her so. Her faith in Jesus was so strong , and her family’s faith is strong as well. Even so, there are still tears because they (we) are human, and the ache to see her again, to give her a hug, to talk to her, to see her smile, to be in her presence is simply overwhelming because of the void in our hearts without her. Today would have been her birthday. My heart hurts for her precious children, her husband, and her parents. But God knows how to comfort each one of them, and I’m sure there will be many tears added to their bottles today. God will catch them all.

  18. Sandra Derby says:

    I needed this today. It’s our 51st wedding anniversary and probably our last one as my husband’s slips away with a devastating Neuro degenerative disease. We have had a full and blessed life but I have cried many tears this past year. It’s certainly not the ending we had envisioned. We are in our early 70’s and had a lot of plans yet.So thankful to have a faithful God holding us in His arms.

    • Prayers being lifted for you right now, Sandra.

    • Sandra, first of all, congratulations on 51 years of marriage. What an inspiration! And what testimony that even through these incredibly dark times, you are remaining positive and staying strong in your faith. Sometimes, it’s so hard to see a good or a purpose in our pain, but never forget that sometimes we endure hardships and receive comfort so that we can comfort others through theirs. Rest assured that your faith has given me renewed hope this morning! Sending prayers to you and your husband ❤

    • Just prayed for you Sandra. I just wanted you to know… Xoxo

  19. Judy Gregory says:

    Alicia, I thank you very much for your devotional, today is my first day and how fitting the message. Recently I buried my husband of 22 years and I felt the urge to have someone take me into their arms to soothe me and let me know that it will be okay and here you gave me that assurance. I thank God for His Grace and using you as a vessel of joy and peace.

  20. God has proven time and time again through these devotions that he is with me. I am going through a storm right now with my oldest son. He is getting ready to be married and his soon to be bride does not want to get along with me at all. I did 3 years ago say something to hurt her feelings and I apologized and admitted my wrong doing without making any excuses, and she said she forgave me, but she says she will never forget and she does not want to be around me unless she has to. The thing is what I said was not THAT harsh, my son has a child from a previous relationship and all I said to her was that I expected her to treat this child well. She got very offended and it is still an issue 3 years later. But I am giving it to God and I refuse to be that mother n law. I pray for her and I text her and tell her that I love her even though I get no response. Please pray that God will intervene and help this relationship.

    • You just keep loving her, anj03! There is nothing worse than someone taking something the wrong way when our heart didn’t mean harm, and impossible to undo. This happened to me years ago when my son separated from his wife. She, too, cut me off, but I continued loving her…not matter what. The Lord gave me the strength and desire to be purposeful in being kind, loving and generous in every situation. Soon that grudge got way too heavy for her and she began to relent. Our relationship is entirely different now! It took a while, though. God is at work, anj03, and keep doing things His way…then watch what happens!

  21. I love how God speaks to us in so many different ways. This devotion was exactly where my family is. Please pray for us as we sense a shifting in what God is doing in our lives and ministry, but can’t see all the fine details of where He’s leading. Lord, help us to trust you and seek you and be obedient to your will.

  22. Amy Lorraine says:

    Lysa was on my mind the whole time I read this. My heart breaks for her as I know the devestatingly crushing pain of what happened to her. It reminds me of all the tears I have cried and still cry as I continue to have to deal with his addict behaviors 2 yrs after our divorce was final. I don’t know why I’m in this season. I only know his ways are higher than mine and my faith knows I must trust what I can’t see, because he sees it all. The whole picture, and he has a plan for my life. I pray for Lysa, for your friend, and for anyone else that’s living this hopeless feeling of despair. He will catch our tears and will comfort our broken hearts. Just keep your eyes on him. 💖

  23. I love the idea of how tissues are tear-catchers. That is so precious. It is such a beautiful thought that God is our tear-catcher.Thank you for sharing this.

  24. Alicia thank you for this devotion this morning I really needed to hear this. Life isn’t easy these days and my struggles are real, trying to get as healthy as my body will allow and stay there, going through a separation also, trying to keep something that resembles a relationship with my teenage kids, and trying to keep myself together as my mother and sister are thousands of miles away both have health issues. God has been the constant in my life although most of these days He carries me.

  25. Kathryn says:

    I recently lost my son to suicide. I so needed this devotional today. It spoke of where I am. And WHO will bring me through.

  26. Ukinebo says:

    Thank you for a lovely devotion. I sometimes struggle with the thought that maybe crying shows my faith is weak or little…else if I trust the God I serve, I should know He is more than able to handle whatever I am going through. Your message today has encouraged me to know that in the midst of situations when I crumple and bale my eyes out…He is there with me…encouraging me on to take the next step…….

  27. Thank you Alicia for the link to your print out of timely truths to give to a friend….& for myself!

  28. I thank God for your devotion this morning. It was just what I needed. I have some issues I must face. I know God is with me and it is in his hands and so am I.

  29. This is one of my favorite verses! It was so important to me during my early walk with Christ. I was reassured He KNEW my walk and my pain. My tears did not go to waste. They are saved and written on His scroll. A huge comfort to me then and now.

  30. Elizabeth says:

    My eyes are rolling with tears while I am reading this wonderful devotion. Thank you for reminding me, He knows what I’m going through.

  31. Mary Clare says:

    So timely for so many of us. Was just sitting with a young friend yesterday who is going through a mountain of hardships and we were reminded there do not seem to be any promises I’m Gods Word for life sitting on a satin pillow! Lol! But what a sweet passage when we go with Jesus through those hard times. 💕☘️🙏🌸

  32. Oh thank you Lord, for this devotion and scripture, just when I needed it! I sit here this morning with my own tears, watching my
    18 year old daughter’s broken heart for the first time in her life. A first for this mama, and oh the pain that I wish I could take away for her. What a comfort we have in Jesus, that HE knows each tear that falls from her face and how her heart feels today. Thank you Lord for you goodness and the reassurance that we can run to you for shelter and comfort. Thank you, Father, for your unconditional love and the way that only you can mend a broken heart.

  33. Thank you for this devotion. For the past 6 1/2 months I’ve been feeling very much alone. We lost our daughter in a car accident and our lives have been turned upside down. We have many questions “where were you God?” “How could You allow this to happen?” Many tears are being shed everyday and loneliness is keeping us company.

  34. Please thank your daughter for her “tear-catcher” analogy…….it’s fantastic! As was your analogy of God being our tear-catcher in today’s reading~

  35. Thank you for this and all messages of God’s greatness. Proverbs 31 never ceases to be the exact message we need for our day ahead. We are very thankful for the word of God provided by Proverbs 31.
    Great analogy from your daughter, bless her!

  36. Thank you for your timely devotion today. I am passing this along to the family of little Maggie Bowles and her family as they face crisis. Your prayers would be appreciated, I’m certain.

    http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2017/07/09/updated-trussville-child-critically-injured-in-wreck-community-rallies-support/

  37. A family friend, 37 years old with three young girls, passed away incredibly unexpected yesterday. Her husband, family, girls, friends and her community are in a whirl of tears over why would this wonderful, kind, God fearing woman be taken from this earth so soon. The timing of the promises in your devotional is perfect. Thank you.

  38. After crying for about 5 hours last night, this was very appropriate! My daughter-in-law has decided I can no longer see my granddaughters. My husband can but he won’t until I can. The fact that we have so much love for these little girls that it hurts. My own mother sees them more than I do & so does my daughter. It isn’t fair but life never is. I have to by faith know that the Lord will help me deal with it.

  39. What keeps me turning from God when life gets hard is remembering the lie that I am blowing things out of proportion and making things up.

  40. Karen Williams says:

    This devotion reminded me of the song lyrics, “I don’t know what You’re doing but I know who You are”. It’s important to know who Jesus is when experiencing adversity. His love is never ending. His mercy renews every morning. He is faithful. This knowledge helps to my anxieties. Whatever it is He’s doing is for my good and His name to be magnified in my life.

  41. Thank you for a beautiful devotional! I passed it on to two of my cousins who are going through tough times.

  42. Angelica says:

    Plzz pray for me as I too am going they a dark valley I can’t seem to get out of. My bottle of tears must be over flowing by now I’m sure. I don’t feel Gods presence in my life but I won’t give up that some day he will remember me. God bless her beautiful ministry. Love in Christ

    Angelica

    • Angelica, I once read cisterns that held bottles were huge and capable of holding many, many bottles. You may not feel Gods presence but he is there and nearby. Mary could not see Jesus at the tomb through her tears. Yet, he was right there and spoke to her. I am confident he is near you. Lord, please open Angelica’s eyes to your love and presence in her life

  43. Confused says:

    I needed this, I’m sitting here trying to pray and decide if I should leave my husband and file for divorce . He is mentially and emiotionally abusive and I don’t know if I can take it anymore. He thinks he funny , but he says stuff to build him self up and tear me down. I’ve been praying for his salvation and praying that if I can keep on he will get saved and things will get better. Our son is starting to have his fathers attitude and I’m scared. I can’t afford my own place and I feel like I’m in between a rock and a hard place. I don’t know how much longer I can take his treatment . I love him but I’m so depressed and feel like I’m walking on egg shells

    • Confused I just prayed for you. Listen to God’s voice as it will come to you in many ways and in many little daily acts as you make the decision that is His will for your life. God will use this to help you grow in faith and love for Him.

  44. This reminded me of “The Shack” where the Holy Spirit has a bottle of Mack’s tears. They are used to water the tree that is planted representing his heart after his daughter is burried. Heart wrenching part… To know of the Love the Trinity has for each of us.

  45. Thank you for this encouragement today. My husband told me in Mat 6th he wanted to separate. I had no clue. Maybe I’m “blind”. We were only married 5 1/2 years. I knew I my heart he was my forever. (He was my 2nd husband; I divorced my 1st) My husband doesn’t want to work on our marriage. I cry. I talk with God. I thank Him for my strong prayer warriors, for whom without them & God I would not have made it.
    I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, good plans….
    He works all things together for good
    I stand on those promises & I pray for my marriage to be restored. (Even though my husband asked I go to the lawyer with him already & papers are ready.) God is a miracle worker….no matter what my God is good & He loves me. Thank you again….

  46. I just dropped to my knees about an hour before opening my email. I cried to my lord, giving him all of it. I thanked him for my tears, my wilderness season and just asked that he fill me with his presence and comfort, his love and mercy. Thank you for your ministry and sharing this today. When I am weak he is strong, he is our provider, our caretaker, he is omnipresence’s.!!

  47. Tracy Dill says:

    Today I received my confirmation I have invasive ductal carcinoma left breast. After several mammograms, ultrasounds and breat biopsy left breast I will see the surgeon in the morning schedule my lumpectomy along with lymph nodes. Radiation 5 days a week for 6 months, oncologist consult, deciding on chemo too as well. This all in 2 weeks time. I’m finally recovered from a partial hysterectomy I need March. I had endometriosis. Today’s message touched me because I’ve yet to CRY!!! I’ve teared but held back and boy do I want too. Please pray for Mr to stay strong in my faith, to not fear, trust God he’s got this! Thank you and God Bless!

  48. Susan G. says:

    Thanks for this!
    I’m so glad for my Tear Catcher Father!
    Bless you!

  49. Jeannie says:

    I’m so grateful for these devotions. I’ve been going through some heavy stuff and each devotion seems to be just for me. I got a very grim diagnosis. My heart can stop at any moment. I could die slowly of heart failure. either way I’m probably not going to die from old age. I feel like I’m mourning the loss of my own life. I’m disappointed in myself. I thought I would be braver than this. I know that when I die I’ll be with Jesus. But then I think “Everyone’s going to die some day and no one knows when”. How is that any different than before I got the diagnosis? I believe that that day is predetermined. I don’t want to waste what time I have left grieving something I haven’t lost yet. Can you imagine how Gideon felt when he went to battle on what looked like a suicide mission with only 300 men. He had to put one foot in front of the other and step out in faith. God delivered him. I know that God can deliver me too. I know it with my mind and sometimes I believe it with my whole heart but then sometimes I doubt. I want to be courageous like Gideon. Dear Lord forgive my unbelief. The real question I should be asking myself is “how can I honor God in this situation?” please pray for me.

    • I will pray for you Jeannie. You mentioned being disappointed in yourself…don’t be. All of the emotions you are feeling are more than normal & God understands them all.

  50. Jennifer says:

    Thank you for this devotional! I am sitting reading this in the very early hours of the morning crying, just hours after my husband told me he will be moving him and my stepdaughter out of our home. While this is no surprise to me, I have been holding on to Jesus with everything I have for my marriage and my family! And, my heart is breaking knowing this is his choice! Knowing he has made this choice without ever really putting God at the center of our lives and marriage. I have prayed for so long for my husband to really love God and to know God’s love for him. There is so many lies and so much sin and so much that is not what God wants. I am not blameless by any means but I have sought the Lord with all my heart and I have prayed for Him to change me and to be the who He calls me to be. The closer I have grown to Him, the further my marriage has deteriorated. My hope is in Jesus and I can’t live without that as the foundation of who I am, but it crushes me to know that if God were the foundation of our lives, my husband would never be making this choice. I know God hears! I know God knows! And, I am reminded by this devotional that He is there to catch every tear! Thank you so much for helping me at such a painful moment!

  51. Alicia!! Thank you for this awesome reminder written in such a beautiful way! I’m pretty sure I could read your writings all day long 🤗

  52. I just want to say thank-you so much. My mom, went home to be with the Lord on Oct 28,2016. Not a day or night goes by, I cry for my mom. . My nights are not good, I say my prayers, asking the Lord please give me rest. Being a caregiver for your family members takes a lot of love, caring, and giving your all and all. My mom, could not live by herself. My mom ask me to come and live and take care of her. I took care of my mom. I know the Lord keeping me protected. The Lord see how lost I am without my Nana. The Lord see and feels our pain, see our tears. The Lord do not want us to suffer. Thank-you for catching every tear we shed. AMEN

  53. Angelline Vave says:

    Your sharing came in time when I was asked to share during our women’s visitation to another sister. It was the right message to share and encourage our sister who was also facing a situation in her family. Thanks you ao much and may God continue to bless and use you to encourage our womenfolk.

  54. Janice Alston says:

    Great devotions, I have learn so much from the devotions, I fall short in different areas in my life I pray for my health, strength, and family. I have three sisters, back home, that when they call me it’s always drama going on, I pray tbat whatever tbe issues they have can be talked out. I sometime don’t want to answer the phone. God please keep me strong, healthy, and full of wisdom praying God will see this through. Please God help me to be able to help them straighen out their differences.

  55. Lorimarrara says:

    For all my tears that are put in a locked jar leaves more room for laughter and smiles and happier memories !!!

  56. Very encouraging words and Truth.
    Thank you.
    Karen

  57. Anne Porter says:

    Bless you this Sabbath Day as you share your journey with ours. 🙏❤️

  58. This really touched my heart. A gentle reminder that Jesus is my strength even in the storm His love is still ever present. Peace & Blessings.

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