My tears flow endlessly; they will not stop
until the Lord looks down from heaven and sees.
Lamentations 3:49-50 NLT
Often I talk with people dealing with life and death issues.
Death often invades our homes when we least expect it. It's when life gets really real. Priorities are shifted, relationships are tended, and hope is sought after. When this happens, tears flow as an expression of our fear, grief and sometimes despair.
The prophet Jeremiah, who wrote the book of Lamentations, was known as the weeping prophet. He was no stranger to tears.
“. . . they will not stop until the Lord looks down from heaven and sees.”
His tears showed no sign of stopping and he expresses his only hope as being found in the knowledge that the Lord is aware of his situation.
He reminds us how important God’s presence is to us when we are facing troubles and sorrows. He does know. He does see. He is aware.
No matter what you may be facing or will face in the future, I encourage you to put your complete trust in our Lord.
When all around us seems to be shifting out of our control, God is the one constant that will not change or leave you alone.
He sees it all.
And He knows right where to find you.
Wes Humble is the Executive Director of Ministry and Community Relations at Liberty HealthShare. He has thirty years of experience in various pastoral and editorial roles, and he is passionate about responding to the spiritual needs of both ministry staff and members.