Lies and Tears- Devotional

I don’t claim to know everything about the Bible or to be a Bible scholar.  I do know about being brokenhearted, kicked when you are down and to feeling like you are at your breaking point.  The post labeled “Devotional” are windows into my heart and mind.  Hopefully these post will not only help me but will be of some encouragement to those who venture to look into my windows.

Verse 1: I weep with grief; Encourage me by our word.  Keep me from lying to myself; Give me the privilege of knowing your law.  I have chosen to be faithful, I have determined to live by your laws (Psalm 119: 28-30).

It is so easy to lie and convince yourself that God does not love you or care for you during times of trials.  It is easy to feel that when bad things happen you are being punished.

I have been guilty of lying to myself for months and I have reaped the rewards of those lies by struggling with depression, anger and stress eating. I need to focus on God’s love for me and quit lying to myself.  The truth is written in his word and I need to be encouraged by his word and quit letting the doubts and lies fill my mind. Sometimes that is easier said then done, but I can do it one day at a time.

Verse 2: You keep track of all of my sorrows.  You have collected all of my tears in your bottle.  You have recorded each on in your book (Psalm 56:8).

I have cried more during the past several months than I have ever cried before.  I have cried tears full of sorrow and hopelessness. I have wondered where God is and if he even really cares about what I am feeling.  Deep down I knew that he cared, but I just needed to be reminded of how much he cares.  I am in awe knowing that he not only cares about my tears but will wipe all of my tears away (Isaiah 5:8) and will remove the sorrow that caused the tears (Revelation 21:4).  It may not happen today or tomorrow, but in time it will happen.

**Study verses from “The One Year Book of Hope” By Nancy Guthrie

and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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