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God Shares in Your Tears

by | Jun 19, 2018 | Gods Love, Grace

Have you ever asked God where He was during a difficult season of your life? I once asked that of God. During a frank discussion with Jesus one day I yelled at the top of my lungs, “Where were you that day, Jesus?! I was crying. I was scared. I was hurting. How could you just stand by and watch as evil occurred?”

His answer was unexpected. “I was crying, too”, He said.

Jesus is not callous to our pain. No tear we ever shed is lost to our Father. For surely, if He counts every hair on our head then He counts every tear as well! Take in this truth, dear friend! Almighty God, the creator of the planets, stars, and heavens, sees you! He knows where you are! He sees every single tear that falls from your eyes. Not even one is lost as it escapes your tear ducts and streams down your anguished face. Every single one is captured in His hand.

We may never understand the reason why. Why we had to suffer. We we had to endure. But we can have peace knowing that no pain ever escapes our Father’s eyes. He sees us, cares for us, grieves with us, and loves us. And one day, there WILL BE redemption for EVERY tear shed.

~Em

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About the Author

Emily Elizabeth Anderson is a Christian blogger and rising activist for people who have experienced abuse within a Christian environment.

After growing up in a fundamentalist cult for 23 years and experiencing childhood domestic violence, Emily began her journey to recovery in 2015 and eventually found Jesus to be her ultimate healer. She soon turned her passion for writing into a blog and her story has since been featured on several media outlets including NPR.

She married her best friend, Joshua, in 2020 and together they are passionate about educating on the realities of trauma survival and recovery, as well as supporting survivors they meet through their online community.

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