Do Your Tears Matter?

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[French Translation] [Spanish Translation] Have you ever heard people asking children to quit crying? Fathers telling their sons how men should never cry? Have you seen people being unkind to girls who are too quick to tears?

People judge, assume and interpret tears in many ways. Yet, have you ever wondered how God responds to our emotions?

The earliest record of how God responded to a man’s gloominess is the first man Adam’s son. When God did not accept his offering as compared to the offering that Abel offered, Cain was upset.

No one but God noticed a change in Cain. I was touched by what God noticed and asked him. This big God – the Creator of the entire universe and beyond – observes that this little man’s face looked downcast. “Then the LORD said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen?Genesis 4:6
Although God was disappointed with Cain that he knowingly did what was wrong, God cared for how he felt! If God cared so much about a man who was disobedient to Him, how much more does God care for the tears of His children!

The other day, my heart was deeply moved when I heard a prophetic word for a person. The Lord spoke through a prophet to a young man saying, “Son, I have seen you kneeling down and wiping your tears with your own t-shirt.”

That young man later told me about how a month ago; he was incessantly weeping about a certain issue and tears flowing so freely that he had removed his t-shirt and wiped his many tears. He did not even think for a minute that God was watching him.

When King Hezekiah became ill and was near death, he cried unto God. The word came to him through God’s prophet Isaiah that, “…Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you.” David says in Psalms 51:17, “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

Your tears matter to God.

Why Does Your Tears Matter?

When a heart is cold towards God, it is set in arrogance or foolishness. But when a heart breaks before God, it shows complete dependency and humility that attracts God and He comes to your rescue.

Isaiah 66:2 talks about three things that God esteems, “This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at My Word.

So it does not matter what your situation is today. Stay humble under the hands of our Mighty God (1 Peter 5:6), pray with tears and hold on to the Word of the Living God. Psalms 34:18, “The LORD is close to the broken-hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Beware of giving up too soon. Psalms 126:5 encourages you saying, “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.

Talk to your tears today. Tears, I know you are not here forever. I will continue sowing and doing what I have to and seeking God diligently, and soon there will be joy!

If you are in any sorrow as you read this, be strong friend! Continue trusting in God and pursue Him with all your heart and you will soon reap in joy.

Are you someone who is quick to tears? What do you believe God is saying to you today?

 

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  • Johnkennykumar

    every verse in the blog is the voice of the holy spirit  ..wow iam blessed ..thanks:)

  • Johnkennykumar

    every verse in the blog is the voice of the holy spirit  ..wow iam blessed ..thanks:)

  • Bernadine Wicket

    The post really brought tears to my eyes.  When I read about the Father’s love for us and how watchful He is over us, I was deeply moved.

    Christian life is no easy street – we all have mountain- top experiences and face cliff-hangers as well.  But it is so wonderful to run to that mercy seat and just pour our hearts out to Him and experience that peace that surpasses all understanding.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      AMEN to that!

  • Bernadine Wicket

    The post really brought tears to my eyes.  When I read about the Father’s love for us and how watchful He is over us, I was deeply moved.

    Christian life is no easy street – we all have mountain- top experiences and face cliff-hangers as well.  But it is so wonderful to run to that mercy seat and just pour our hearts out to Him and experience that peace that surpasses all understanding.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      AMEN to that!

  • Binsurobinson

    Beautiful ..Touching .. that aspect of God which we usually forget ..thanks for sharing ..and reminding .

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      You are welcome Binsu.

  • Binsurobinson

    Beautiful ..Touching .. that aspect of God which we usually forget ..thanks for sharing ..and reminding .

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      You are welcome Binsu.

  • Vijay

    Dear shyju, yesterday i face a heart broken incident, in that matter i believe only god for a gud solution, but sterdaty it seems worst . So sterday nit i wept a lot in my room by asking god r u with me ? I feel tht god replied me through u the very next day. This post proves ur statement UR TEARS MATTERS TO GOD. I will be soon reaping in joy. Thanks god, thanks shyju.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Wow Vijay, blessed to know this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Vijay

    Dear shyju, yesterday i face a heart broken incident, in that matter i believe only god for a gud solution, but sterdaty it seems worst . So sterday nit i wept a lot in my room by asking god r u with me ? I feel tht god replied me through u the very next day. This post proves ur statement UR TEARS MATTERS TO GOD. I will be soon reaping in joy. Thanks god, thanks shyju.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Wow Vijay, blessed to know this! Thanks for sharing!

  • Evlinderryl

    i felt that this was for me…every word is alive…im so blessed to be his daughter…

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Wow Jesus rocks!

  • Evlinderryl

    i felt that this was for me…every word is alive…im so blessed to be his daughter…

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Wow Jesus rocks!

  • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

    I thought this was a great post, I just want to add that I think this level of intercession (with tears) is attained differently for everyone. Some people cry as soon as they say “Dear God…” other people like me might cry when they’ve attained a level of brokeness in their life.

    When I was a baby Christian and I saw some people crying in church, honestly, I felt like I did something wrong and that maybe God only touched them. But then later on, I found out that God doesn’t ALWAYS speak to ‘crying people’ and it made me so comfortable when I discovered that because then I didn’t have to come in His presence and think “OK think of things that would make me cry – No internet,  No TV…*boo hoo*”, and after crying say that  ‘touched’ God’s heart. It all boils down to the intent and sincerity of the heart that touches God because crying can very well become another ‘religious activity’ that has lost it’s meaning.

    But that’s what I’ve discovered over the years.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Thanks for the share Jherrel. This post was focussed on sorrow that causes tears. However I understand what you mean. Blessings.

      • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

        Psalms 6:8 – Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.Read this today spending time with God and thought of this blog.

  • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

    I thought this was a great post, I just want to add that I think this level of intercession (with tears) is attained differently for everyone. Some people cry as soon as they say “Dear God…” other people like me might cry when they’ve attained a level of brokeness in their life.

    When I was a baby Christian and I saw some people crying in church, honestly, I felt like I did something wrong and that maybe God only touched them. But then later on, I found out that God doesn’t ALWAYS speak to ‘crying people’ and it made me so comfortable when I discovered that because then I didn’t have to come in His presence and think “OK think of things that would make me cry – No internet,  No TV…*boo hoo*”, and after crying say that  ‘touched’ God’s heart. It all boils down to the intent and sincerity of the heart that touches God because crying can very well become another ‘religious activity’ that has lost it’s meaning.

    But that’s what I’ve discovered over the years.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thanks for the share Jherrel. This post was focussed on sorrow that causes tears. However I understand what you mean. Blessings.

      • http://twitter.com/musiqchild007 Jherrel Peters

        Psalms 6:8 – Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.Read this today spending time with God and thought of this blog.

  • Princy

    Dear Shyju this post is a beautiful reminder to me.  Through the years Gods been teaching thers is power in prayer..A broken and contrite heart our God will never despise…Some of us are quick to tears during prayer / worship…thats not bcoz they are weak at heart but infact prove to be stronger than oters….Holy Spirit has put a burden wich v jst cannot let go off….Whole hearted prayers r never gone unseen Jesus is soo gracious to reveal to us He cares in His own ways…v have 2 be open to the Holy Spiirit inorder to understand that!!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Amen amen!

  • Princy

    Dear Shyju this post is a beautiful reminder to me.  Through the years Gods been teaching thers is power in prayer..A broken and contrite heart our God will never despise…Some of us are quick to tears during prayer / worship…thats not bcoz they are weak at heart but infact prove to be stronger than oters….Holy Spirit has put a burden wich v jst cannot let go off….Whole hearted prayers r never gone unseen Jesus is soo gracious to reveal to us He cares in His own ways…v have 2 be open to the Holy Spiirit inorder to understand that!!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Amen amen!

  • Kezia

    am going thru a time wer i seem to b cryn oftn.. it ws as though god did nt care hw muc i ws burdnd or hw muc i cried..nice post fr t situatn.. :) thnx brothr.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Ha! Thanks again to JESUS!! Be blessed!

  • Kezia

    am going thru a time wer i seem to b cryn oftn.. it ws as though god did nt care hw muc i ws burdnd or hw muc i cried..nice post fr t situatn.. :) thnx brothr.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Ha! Thanks again to JESUS!! Be blessed!

  • Bincy

    Very true brother!!!I hav experienced it many times in my life…Still am sowing…..with tears..I am sure I will reap in joy…..God bless you..

  • Bincy

    Very true brother!!!I hav experienced it many times in my life…Still am sowing…..with tears..I am sure I will reap in joy…..God bless you..

  • Juliet Esther

    As we grow in Christ, the difficulties we face don’t grow smaller. They will be there, and at times and in seasons may get even more complex.  

    Imagine   ==  God says He does not despise – He looks – He gives His full attention to the one broken in spirit.   Tears of His children are precious to God.  Our problems, (be it a  financial need or any pressing situation) are already solved in God’s eyes (remember the works were finished before the foundation of the world) so when trusting God becomes not so easy, and  as tears blurs our vision, then we need to encourage ourselves in the Lord as David did. Talk to yourself, “God you are with me, You never fail”  “Jesus, because You are my shepherd, I will not be in want. You are my provider. Jesus You are my healer” and talk on and on remember His never  ending goodness.   

    Just  sharing God’s guidance for me  this week. God strengthens our faith when we remember His faithfulness, and our problems will become insignificant.  You are ready to face the day because of Jesus Christ in you..  

    God Bless.

  • Juliet Esther

    As we grow in Christ, the difficulties we face don’t grow smaller. They will be there, and at times and in seasons may get even more complex.  

    Imagine   ==  God says He does not despise – He looks – He gives His full attention to the one broken in spirit.   Tears of His children are precious to God.  Our problems, (be it a  financial need or any pressing situation) are already solved in God’s eyes (remember the works were finished before the foundation of the world) so when trusting God becomes not so easy, and  as tears blurs our vision, then we need to encourage ourselves in the Lord as David did. Talk to yourself, “God you are with me, You never fail”  “Jesus, because You are my shepherd, I will not be in want. You are my provider. Jesus You are my healer” and talk on and on remember His never  ending goodness.   

    Just  sharing God’s guidance for me  this week. God strengthens our faith when we remember His faithfulness, and our problems will become insignificant.  You are ready to face the day because of Jesus Christ in you..  

    God Bless.

  • Lavanya

    Thanks Shyju…Very appropo for this world which brings much sorrow and sadness.  I was pummelled by fiery darts this morning and after the initial shock which sent me reeling for a few seconds, I knew it was the enemy who was trying to rob me of my job and peace by deploying the most effective weapon he has in his arsenal, namely discouragement,  I went to the bath room turned on the shower and prayed aloud and said to God,  the following.  ” Dear Lord, no matter how many devils come after me ,  no matter through whom they chosse to attack me, I will always love you “.  The peace returned and the pain disappeared.  I went about my business. 

    I am reminded of the following.

    He is called ” the Man of Sorrows ” – Isaiah
    He wept with strong crying and tears- Garden of Gethsamane
    He wept at the tomb of Lazarus as He was moved deeply
    He puts all our tears in a bottle

    Physiologically, when I cry, alone before God , the weight that sorrow places in my heart lifts and there is release.  I counsel people to have a good cry and let it out.  It is God ‘s solution to provide release from emotional (soulish) burdens.  Personally for me I know my best prayers are uttered only when I am moved to tears.

    Thank you Shyju, that was again inspired by the HolySpirit.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      This was an encouraging share! Thank you sis. Good reminder. Best place to weep is in the presence of God. Bless you!

  • Lavanya

    Thanks Shyju…Very appropo for this world which brings much sorrow and sadness.  I was pummelled by fiery darts this morning and after the initial shock which sent me reeling for a few seconds, I knew it was the enemy who was trying to rob me of my job and peace by deploying the most effective weapon he has in his arsenal, namely discouragement,  I went to the bath room turned on the shower and prayed aloud and said to God,  the following.  ” Dear Lord, no matter how many devils come after me ,  no matter through whom they chosse to attack me, I will always love you “.  The peace returned and the pain disappeared.  I went about my business. 

    I am reminded of the following.

    He is called ” the Man of Sorrows ” – Isaiah
    He wept with strong crying and tears- Garden of Gethsamane
    He wept at the tomb of Lazarus as He was moved deeply
    He puts all our tears in a bottle

    Physiologically, when I cry, alone before God , the weight that sorrow places in my heart lifts and there is release.  I counsel people to have a good cry and let it out.  It is God ‘s solution to provide release from emotional (soulish) burdens.  Personally for me I know my best prayers are uttered only when I am moved to tears.

    Thank you Shyju, that was again inspired by the HolySpirit.

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      This was an encouraging share! Thank you sis. Good reminder. Best place to weep is in the presence of God. Bless you!

  • Patricia Francis

    So true… really encouraging during painful times… Pls continue writing for the Glory of God!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Thanks Pat. God bless u.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=712235932 Patricia Francis

    So true… really encouraging during painful times… Pls continue writing for the Glory of God!

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Thanks Pat. God bless u.

  • Admatha

    True…. My tears are so precious to my Daddy… even now, His love is makin me cry! How aaaaawesum… He is for sure watching me even now! I believe… I love my JESUS. Thank u for sharing this brother.

  • Admatha

    True…. My tears are so precious to my Daddy… even now, His love is makin me cry! How aaaaawesum… He is for sure watching me even now! I believe… I love my JESUS. Thank u for sharing this brother.

  • Pinal Mali

    dear shyju,
    thank you for sharing this post..
    bless you..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Pinal.

  • Pinal Mali

    dear shyju,
    thank you for sharing this post..
    bless you..

    • http://www.shyjumathew.com/ Shyju Mathew

      Most welcome Pinal.

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