Psalm 56:8 (MSG) You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.
Just when you think you’re utterly alone and there is no one who can even begin to understand the pain you’re going through…you stumble across this verse (Psalm 56:8) in God’s word. This verse is a promise we can cling to in the middle of our sleepless night. God knows and furthermore, HE CARES. He cares so much about us that He has a record of every tear we’ve cried and every ounce of pain we’ve ever suffered. He even knows the number of hairs on our head (Matthew 10:30).
Why? He’s a caring Father who loves us unconditionally. He sees us every second of every minute of every hour of every day. NOTHING that happens to us can ever shock him. He knows that someone close to you will betray you. He knows that someone who vowed to love, honor and cherish you will walk out. He knows that someone you love will fall ill with a debilitating disease. He knows that someone looking for a fix will steal everything of value.
HE KNOWS. HE SEES. HE CARES.
When we’re on our knees with tear-stained faces, He wraps us in His embrace (Song of Solomon 2:6 and 8:3) and whispers “It will be ok, I am right here and will never leave you nor forsake you.”
How will you handle these times in your life?
- Will you trust Him and His plan?
- Will you allow Him to work through this situation to make you more like Christ and grow your faith in the process?
- Will you dive into His word and find His promised to stand on?
- Will you turn your back on God thinking that He has left you to “fend” for yourself?
- Will you hold onto the anger and bitterness allowing it to fester?
I encourage you to cry out to Him and tell Him everything. Ask Him for wisdom and guidance. Read through His word and discover what He has to say about His closeness during times of chaos.
I love the lyrics to Blessings, a song written by Laura Story. I have included the lyrics and a link to the song below. This song has helped me look at tough times in a completely different way.