Drops of heaven.

God can turn your tears into pearls.

Tears can be like purifying water for our eyes. Though we can cry for many different reasons, God can use our tears to cause us to see things more like He does. The Bible says in Psalm 56:8 (esv), You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? God knows our sorrows and even counts them. What real hope for us when we feel broken!

Psalm 126:5 says, Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy! This is such a beautiful promise for us because it shows us how God works. Though He allows us to experience pain, His ultimate desire is to give us joy. Joy always follows pain with God. He often allows us to shed tears for the purpose of repentance, as He works in the midst of our pain to shape our character. The tears you sow today as you allow God to change your heart will one day turn into a harvest of joy! Our suffering is carefully measured by God and it is always intended for our good.

In my own experience, I have been able to see through the years how God can use pain of many kinds for the refining of my character. He sometimes allows it as a red flag that alerts me that I am on the wrong path as a way to cause me to fall to my knees in humble repentance. Other times, He allows it for no other reason but to soften my heart to the things that break His and to cause me to become more compassionate. Through each painful season, I have been able to reap abundant joy every time I allowed God into my pain and let Him have His way in the midst of it. There are many reasons why God allows pain in our lives and some might remain a mystery to us this side of heaven. In some instances, tears are the only way in which God can break us so we can take on the likeness of Christ. One day, from the tears you sow today you will reap the presence of God with tears of happiness on your face. It is the most heavenly feeling in the world! When placed in God’s hands, our tears can turn into pearls of wisdom and beauty. They are drops of heaven that refresh our souls with the very presence of God.

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