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This beautiful lady just had colon surgery yesterday to remove cancer. Please pray for our sweet sister Dana as she heals. Please pray that God will restore her to His complete joy-filled masterpiece that she is. We love you, Dana! Dana’s book and movie are in the process, and we greatly appreciate everyone’s prayers.
Guest Writer Today: Dana Cryer
What does it mean that God collects our tears in a bottle?
I was sitting there, and for some reason, this came on my heart.
Our tears are in a bottle in heaven.
Then I thought that Jesus has to be close to us to catch every single one of our tears…Thinking about the nights for years when I was young, crying myself to sleep, and I’d wake up crying again and again. My pain did not end.
You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in Your bottle.
You have recorded each one
in Your book.
I wasn’t allowed to cry when I was kidnapped at 5 years old and in captivity for years and years. I knew something bad would happen if I cried, so I remained silent.
God tenderly cares for every tear you cry.
I was scared to cry and learned to hold my tears in because of fear until the night that Jesus came into my heart—the greatest feeling, Gene, my husband, said I cried for two hours. A lot of emotions came spilling out of my cold heart! I believe God put Psalm 56 in the Bible for people who feel forgotten in their pain. This Psalm says that every tear David cried, God has placed in a bottle. It is intimate that God is near to our hurt. The God of the universe, hearing millions and millions of prayers at any given time, is aware of every tear that leaves your eyes.
I remember every time I walked into church, I’d start crying. I love the Presence of the Holy Spirit…
Then I asked Jesus if He would help me not cry anymore.
He did. I was so miserable I just wanted it to stop. Then I asked Him to forgive me…I wanted my tears back because it released me from holding back from what I was experiencing.
But soon, we will hear with our own ears and feel on our faces the gentle hands of God, wiping away our tears. There will be no tears in heaven… only peace, joy, and happiness, and it will be ours for all eternity.
I’m never embarrassed of crying like I was when I was younger-IT’S FREEDOM to me now. . .Jesus cried too.
I love you,