How Does Jesus React to Our Sorrows?

Psalm 56:8—“You have taken note of my journey through life, caught each of my tears in your bottle.”

How does Jesus feel when my heart is broken?  How does Jesus react when you lose a family member or get a terrible diagnosis and sometimes in that you may feel all alone?  How about when a spouse leaves you behind to pursue their own selfish desires and it crushes you?  We’ve all had our hearts severely broken in our lives and most of us have many times and we’ve felt very lonely as we’ve sat crying.  God knows and feels for you and all of your sorrows are no exception to Him.  Jesus wept in John 11:35.  This offers incredible insight into the heart of our Lord.  In the small village of Bethany, we find Jesus weeping at the grave of Lazarus.  After what has been happening as of late with deadly hurricanes, earthquakes and even the evil mass shooting in Las Vegas last October one can’t help but wonder if Jesus is weeping today.  Tears have a language all in their own league.  The tears to God speak volumes to us in this dispensation of grace.  Jesus, for example, in John 11:35 didn’t weep because Lazarus was dead as He knew in a moment He could restore life to him and all of us know that’s exactly what He did.  Jesus wept when He saw Lazarus’s sisters crying.  Our tears touch the heart of God.  Mary’s heart was broken.  Her brother was dead, and it seemed Jesus had arrived too late and she had no hope.  She was pouring out her soul to the Lord.  When Jesus saw her, He wept with her.  God is also touched by our hurts and when we have broken hearts.  Tears speak much louder than words.  They need no interpreter.  The psalmist says that God keeps our tears in a bottle-Psalm 56:8.  When your heart is broken remember that we have a Lord who is not far off and He understands your pain, your loneliness, and most of all He understand you even when you feel like no one else does.  He is touched by our brokenness and our tears.  He is with us in the storms of our lives.  Philippians 4:6-7 reassures us that “not to be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  What a comfort that God is moved by our tears and when we pour out our hearts to Him that He promises His peace that surpasses all understanding will guard our hearts and minds.  Tell God about your heartaches today, cry out if you want.  I remember being at the hospital in Indianapolis and the doctors told my mother and I that my father was not going to make it through the night.  I remember driving home and having an hour to cry out to God and something happened and it happened many times after that.  A peace came over me that I could not fathom.  I had told one brother in the Lord that the next day with my father lying in a hospital in a coma that with God’s grace I was having one of the most peaceful days of my life.  It was amazing how incredible our God was and how He understood and reacted to my crying out to Him.  I even started to believe that God was going to perform a miracle and heal my father even when it looked impossible.   Since Psalm 56:8 again says that God keeps your tears in a bottle so He is aware and His heart is involved in every single tear, every tragedy and heartbreak you’ve ever experienced.   Your sorrows touch His heart and He will move mightily for you just like He did for me.  He feels your sorrows and one more thing……He miraculously healed my father and shocked his doctors!!

Alex Fulton
Discipleship Pastor
New Covenant Worship Center

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