TODAY I CRIED
Today I cried in the car on the way home
from work, in the pouring rain,
while listening to the song
"The Healing Hands of God".
I thought of all the times He has healed my broken heart,
and healed me when I was sick.
As I thanked Him, tears welled up so suddenly I could hardly contain them.
Tears from being healed over and over again.
tears from long ago hurts to my heart mingled together and ran down my face.
The more I cried the more I felt God's presence - there in the car with me.
Which made me cry even
It seemed He was telling me He never once wanted my heart broken.
He never once wanted me to be ill.
He was telling me the amount of His tears for me were represented
by all the rain I was seeing.
He loves me that much.
Tears for all the times He cried over my broken heart or sickness
Mingled together in the sky with His tears of sheer joy over me.
He shed tears for me.
Because, you see, God always wants to deliver us
but we are not always open to Him.
Yet, every time I came to Him for help He cried with me,
with sheer joy.
Father, help us realize how much joy You take in us. How much happiness YOU experience when we are happy. You love us in so many ways and through happiness is one.
Zephaniah 3: 17 He will rejoice over you in great gladness; He will love you and not accuse you. Is that a joyous choir I hear? No, it is the Lord Himself exulting over you in happy song.