Often, my children utter phrases that make me contemplate the power and work of God in my life. “Out of the mouth of babes,” as it is said. Recently, on a very rainy morning, we were on our way to school when I heard one of those little voices.
“Mama, some people say raindrops are God’s tears, but I don’t think so. They are our tears!” I was very interested by this and so I asked my five year old what she meant. “Well, someone told me that God catches our tears (referring to Psalm 56:8 where it says God saves our tears in His bottle). I think He uses them as raindrops.”
Such a beautiful picture. Certainly, a picture of what God does with our pain. Our pain is never wasted. He uses it, ALWAYS. He uses it to shape us, to give us new desires, to show us and others His glory. So often our painful experiences become a place of healing power to speak into someone else’s hurting heart.
If you are hurting today, please know that God sees your pain. He has not left you. You are not alone. It may feel like an impossible situation, but all things are possible with God. Live today with hope. God will work all things together for good – He promised He would.
“But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words. And he who searches hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.”
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