Oh Yes, He Cares when You Cry!!
You might not be one to cry too easily like I used to. I could cry buckets and still had tears left. It was totally embarrassing if I was around friends.
BUT . . . it is possible to cry on the inside where no one can see. Hurting is real and it can leave us thinking that God does not care about what we are going through.
Have you ever been to the ocean? I grew up near the ocean so that was a big part of my childhood.
Standing with your feet in the water as the waves crash around you, then lifting you up and then tossing you down, can be much like this Psalm.
You feel like you will sink!
Then just as suddenly, the waves crash together from two opposite directions. If you tried, you’d never be able to stop them from colliding.
Have you ever tried to control your circumstances and stop them from smashing you against the rocks?
Finding Comfort in Psalm 69 for Your Tears
But as for me, my prayer is unto thee,
O Lord, in an acceptable time:
O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me,
in the truth of thy salvation.
Deliver me out of the mire,
and let me not sink:
let me be delivered from them that hate me,
and out of the deep waters.
Let not the waterflood overflow me,
neither let the deep swallow me up,
and let not the pit shut her mouth upon me.
Hear me, O Lord;
for thy lovingkindness is good:
turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies.
And hide not thy face from thy servant;
for I am in trouble: hear me speedily. Psalm 69:13-17
This is a Psalm of David in which he is painting a picture for you. He shares the image of the waves crashing around you as your circumstances become out-of-control. Your control.
He helps you see how you can ride the waves to safety, although your problems are devastating.
David uses the rising waters as a picture of his troubles that are rising like water coming into his soul. Deep mire where you can’t reach your feet to the bottom!
I know many women just don’t cry much. They can control their tears and save them for later.
I have had days when I cried all day. I was swimming in my tears. Yet, I know God keeps my tears in a bottle. (Psalm 56:8)
Praying when You Feel Like You Could Cry
When your life brings weariness, you can find strength in Jesus when you cry out to Him.
- Pray to God because it is the acceptable time.
- God has mercy to give you!
- Thank Him for your salvation.
- He will deliver you.
- He will not let you sink.
- He won’t let the waters (your problems) overflow you.
- He will not let your trials overcome you.
Do you cry out to Jesus? I know I need to make this my first response instead of my last resort!
I am weary from my crying; my throat is parched. My eyes fail, looking for my God. Psalm 69:3
God Cares and Hears when You Cry
When you cry out to God and seek Him with all of your heart, like David did, God will hear your cry for help. God cares more than you can comprehend.
- He hears your cry.
- His lovingkindness is good.
- He turns the multitude of his tender mercies toward you.
- He does not hide His face from you.
- When you are in trouble, He hears you quickly.
This Psalm is so reassuring that God cares infinitely more than I can comprehend when life is hard.
Seek God with all your heart until you find this to be true in your life.
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matthew 6:33
Have you found it to be true in your life that God cares when you cry? Cry out to Him for help when the waves of life crash around you!