Tears

I cried all morning, but wasn’t sure why. I took them to God in my quiet time of rest, seeking answers, finding peace again but still uncertain why I was crying. My heart just felt extra tender today.

Then as I finished I saw an alert on my phone telling me that my credit card had just been used in London to purchase train tickets. I was immediately able to block my card just before two other attempts, so there was only one charge that got through.

I was instructed to call my bank immediately, so I did. I hung up with a new sense of gratefulness for the quick response of my bank and being told I would not be responsible for the charge. In tears again, but I knew why this time, for God’s protection. So I thought it only fitting to post this poem God put on my heart a few weeks ago about how God can even redeem our tears. I hope you enjoy it. If you can relate, leave a comment, I would like to hear your experience of God’s beautiful redemption in your life.

A past filled with broken dreams

Hidden behind a mask of lies

A girl so naïve she thought she was loved

Her only tears filled with fear

By the grace of God she escaped his grasp

With a jaded view and a shattered heart

Her tears redeemed by scars and love

You may see her cry but she’s not sad

If she could save her tears and bottle them up

Dose by dose she would prescribe them to the world

Derived from gratefulness hot streaks overflow

Down her cheeks in overwhelming joy

Words don’t measure up

But God knows her heart’s desire

To share her gratefulness with the world

She shares her story in hopes of change

To show others Christ’s love for a broken girl

Who’s tears were redeemed

4 thoughts on “Tears

  1. I had just finished my morning devotions with prayer. My prayers ended with tears – tears that cleansed me of fear, regret, and shame. These tears felt good. After my devotions, I checked my email and the first word I saw was yours — Tears. I’m so thankful our Heavenly Father takes our tears and releases us from what burdens our heart. Thank you for this message. 💕

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  2. Angela, so thankful for your faithfulness in sharing. Our struggles and our growth is different…but the same in some ways. You remind me that God is drawing us; growing in us the creatures he designed us to be. Tears are such a part of my walk, spurred often by the overwhelming love and power of the Mighty Blood of Jesus.

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