Monday, April 28, 2014

God Knows Our Grief

Linda Lint, Sparrow Scrolls blogger and a featured writer on Widows Might, is helping me out today with her thoughts captured at 10 months into widowhood. I know you'll be uplifted and encouraged, and I thank Linda for sharing and I thank the Lord for His Word---He has us covered for every situation in life---and every tear... ferree

You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.

Psalm 56:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
photo of clear and cobalt blue glass bottles and jars
Somewhere in heaven there is a beautiful bottle with my name etched upon it by God's own hand. It carries a simple label - "Tears". Psalm 56:8 says that God collects my tears in a bottle. Over the years I have read that verse many, many times and thought it to be a very comforting concept. However, I never gave it a lot of thought until a couple of months ago when I was presented with the tears in a bottle concept in various ways over a period of two or three days...
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  1. Thank you dear Ferree for the link to this beautiful post by Linda. I read it and was blessed again. I first read this a little over two months after my dear husband went to be with Jesus, it's now been 16 1/2 months. Reading this piece again was just so dear and soothing to me.

    Grief is a process, and it does become not so raw. When our tears come, it is wonderful to know God is there to catch them all.

    Love and hugs to both of you dear ladies ~ FlowerLady

  2. How lovingly condescending our Heavenly Father is, how full of mercy and grace, that he takes the time to notice each fallen tear and not only notices it, but lovingly takes the time to place it in a special reserved place with our name on it.
    thank you Lord - dodi

  3. You reminded me, Dodi and Linda, that God not only sees each sparrow, but also each tear. I hope my bottle has reached its limit by now, but I rejoice that He covers me with grace and strengthens us for eternity. love to you both!


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