Wednesday at the Well: Psalm 56:8 & 9 - Tears
Bible Verses to Explore: Psalm 56:8 & 9
King David, Peter, and Jesus Christ had strong bodies. They had jobs that required strong bodies – David moved flocks of sheep and defended them, Peter threw fishing nets
and pulled them back to the boat when they were filled with fish. Jesus was a carpenter.
These men were also known for their strong characters, integrity, and faith. They were not embarrassed by their emotions. Each one of them cried publicly without shame. I Samuel 30:4 says King David and his men “cried loudly until they were too weak to cry anymore.” Matthew 26:75 says Peter, “cried bitterly.” John 11:35 says, “Jesus cried.” Also, in Psalm 56:8 David prayed saying, “You [God]
know I am very upset. You know how much I have cried. Surely you have kept an account of all my tears.”
Are you experiencing troubles? Are you feeling sad? Don’t be ashamed or afraid to cry. God gave us tears to give us relief when we are overwhelmed. Tears wash our bodies clean from the excess emotions of happiness, sadness, and thankfulness.
God has also promised to always be with us. When we are happy, God is happy. When we are sad, God promises to comfort us.
Are you happy? Tell God about the good things in your life. Are you sad? Tell God about the things that made you sad. He will cry with you. He will also comfort you.
Let’s pray. Heavenly Father, thank You for being with us, comforting us, and crying with us when we cry. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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