When the pain renders us speechless and it’s impossible to verbally communicate with God, every speechless tear droplet causes God to move with compassion because only God can interpret liquid words.
We see this in the story of Hezekiah when a prophecy of his imminent death was given by Isaiah the prophet. However, Hezekiah will have none of that and turn to God in prayers and in tears, and GOD responded. Isaiah 38:5 conveyed God’s answer, ‘Go, and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years’. Hezekiah didn’t just pray, he cried, and the tears got God’s attention while his supplication provokes God’s intervention.
Still not convince God can articulate liquid words? When Mary reached the place where Jesus was after her brother Lazarus died she began to weep and the Bible says Jesus saw her weeping and was moved with compassion (John 11:32-33).
Perhaps your wounded and you’re not having an issue with articulating words, but you’re so dumbfounded that you don’t know what to say. If that’s you, please find comfort in Romans 8:26. Paul said, “Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
The biggest cry baby in scripture was David. He knew the power of tearful humility because he often experienced God’s compassion throughout his life. Oftentimes, David could not hold back his tears. David said in Psalm 6:6-7, “I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears. Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.” They’re several other scriptures to reference, but probably the one most cited is found in Psalm 3:4, “I cried out to the LORD, and He answered me from His holy mountain.”
Beloved of God,my word of encouragement for each of you that made it this long in reading this devotional is to never hold back your tears. Ain’t nothing wrong with crying out to God. Your emotions cannot be removed from your spiritual expressions either in worship or in prayers, we must allow the deepest of our being to be expressed to God, He takes pleasure and is moved in all of them. God not only sees all of our tears, He stores them. Psalm 56:8 reminds us that God has accounted for each and every last droplet and one day He promised us that He will wipe away every tear from off our faces (Isaiah 25:7-8).
Undoubtedly, we can truly find solace in knowing that God hears our tears!