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he counts our tears…

August 2, 2011

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was sharing with a friend the other day about my current struggles with depression.  i was telling her that i felt like such a “downer” because when people ask me how i’m doing, i don’t want to have to tell them the truth:  that i’m just not doing well right now.

my friend was encouraging me that my friends care about me and want to carry this burden along with me.

i know that’s true, but there are days when the truth is hard to see.

my friend went on to remind me of the truth that God knows the numbers of hairs on our head, AND not only that, but God also knows the number of tears that we cry…and believe me, i’ve been spilling plenty of them these days.

it meant so much to me to hear that from my friend.  and to realize how deeply God loves us AND sees the tears that we cry.

to know that he was a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.

Isaiah 43:1-4

 1But now thus says the LORD, he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.
2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you;
and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you;
when you walk through fire you shall not be burned,
and the flame shall not consume you.
3For I am the LORD your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
I give Egypt as your ransom,
Cush and Seba in exchange for you.
4Because you are precious in my eyes,
and honored, and I love you,

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