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  • Writer's pictureJill Jarrell Newsome

One of My Favorite Blogs - Liquid Prayers

I have always cried easily. After God softened my heart, tears of joy came easily. For years I was embarrassed at how easy tears come but I am grateful for my tears. What a wonderful gift to be able to cry. I always feel better after "a good cry!' That may be a southern saying!

After my dad died, as soon as the music started and I opened my mouth to sing, the tears started. The first few months I could hardly hold it together. I was embarrassed by my tears until I read about tears. Tears must come out for healing. My eyes took over my voice when I could not speak and tears flowed. Those tears are liquid prayers. God treasures tears. Psalm 56: 8, "You keep track of my misery. Put my tears in your leather container! Are they not recorded in your scroll?" God considers our tears an offering as he sees them as love letters from our heart to His. Our tears are treasures in heaven representing our brokenness and surrender to Him. God will not forget the sorrow of His people.

Charles Spurgeon said, "Let us learn to think of tears as liquid prayers; and of weeping as a constant dropping of intercession which will wear its way right surely into the very heart of mercy, despite the stony difficulties which obstruct the way." He also called the tears the sacred keys by which the sealed book was opened. I do believe that tears fulfill a purpose in spiritual growth. Through tears and a suffering spirit we give Him our all. We give Him our true self....not just what others see. God honors that kind of honesty and passion. During this time the Holy Spirit can cover us with love and forgiveness, strength, wisdom or peace....whatever we are needing.

"Tears are the rivers that carry us to healing."


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