Those days when tears are the prayer of your heart
Perhaps even sick.
When your kids need you all.the.time.
When it feels like you aren't giving your marriage what it needs and you feel like you and your husband are becoming strangers.
When your career is taking the wind out of you and your dreams are far from coming true.
When marriages all around you are crumbling.
When your friends seem so far away but you don't have the energy to spend time with them, but know that would cure it all ~ at least for an evening.
When your family issues keep you up at night and you beg God to intervene ~ for reconciliation in relationships.
When you're waiting for your miracle baby. Month after month. Year after year.
When family is so far away it breaks your heart.
When you know that if the tears start to flow they will never stop.
Those are the days where we need to let the tears flow.
Those are the days when the tears that flow are the prayers of our heart.
The shortest verse in the Bible is "Jesus wept". He didn't just cry, he wept. To me weeping is that ugly cry that I have done ~ and you have too, I am sure. The one where you are gasping for air, your body crumples to the floor beneath you, and your face contorts into expressions you never knew existed. THAT ugly cry. Jesus wept.
Tears touch the heart of God.
In Revelations it says "God will wipe away every tear from their eyes" Revelations 21:4. He is preserving each and every one of our tears in a bottle and one day He will wipe them all away.
God is touched by our tears. He sees our broken hearts. He weeps with us.
So, if you're having one of those days. Or weeks. Or months. Or years.
If you don't have the words to speak to Him,
If all you have is tears,
Let them flow.
They are the prayer of your heart and God is collecting them in a bottle, weeping along with you, and one day there will be a day where He will take all the tears away.
Weeping may stay for a night, but joy comes in the morning. (Psalms 30:5)