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Thoughts and Reflections on Scripture

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Friday, March 29th, 2019

I read a quote today by Biblical scholar Charles Spurgeon, where he referred to tears as 'liquid prayers.' It's an interesting way to think of it. This Psalm mentions tears a lot. David poetically describes how he floods his bed with tears, and his couch with weeping. Further on, he says that God has heard the sound of his weeping.

It's not that our loving Father in heaven is impressed with displays of emotion, but rather, he loves passionate hearts! David wasn’t afraid to cry before the LORD, and God honored the voice of his weeping.

As is so often the case in David's Psalms, he acknowledges that God's anger against him is his own fault. We don't know what David feels guilty about, but he calls upon God for mercy.

The fact of the matter is that none of us can be good enough for God's pleasure. If we're honest with ourselves and with God, we too should soberly acknowledge our need for grace, and the absense of our own righteousness.

God saves us from ourselves, not because we deserve it, but because he loves us. Let us all orient ourselves around our real need for God, and call to him to save us! When we're in despair, even the product of our own making, God wants to help us!

Call on him, and see how he can make beauty out of chaos!