No one likes to suffer. If at all possible, I’m sure we’d go through a care free life without the chance of any suffering. But, that’s not reality. The fact is, we are going to suffer. We’re going to go through things. Life will happen to you. And when it does, where can we go? To whom can we turn? Who’s willing to listen to us? Sadly, many people just shut down and hold things in. Some figure, “it’ll pass.” Or, “nobody cares anyway.” So we sit and suffer. The cares of this life will cause you to suffer. Sometimes silently. But, the good news is that our God hears silent tears! Thank you Father! Prayer is the vehicle that carries the request of the believer to the ears of God. But, you can go through so much that you can’t even seem to utter the words to pray! But thank God for His Holy Spirit!
Aren’t you glad that God intercedes for us? He is a paraclete! He is a counselor! He is an advocate! He’ll pray FOR you when you can’t pray for yourself! HE HEARS SILENT TEARS!!! And don’t worry, there’s a purpose for your suffering! Let me encourage you with the word of God:
1 Peter 5:10 says “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (NIV)
Romans 8:18 says “For I consider [from the standpoint of faith] that the sufferings of the present life are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is about to be revealed to us and in us!” (AMP)
2 Corinthians 4:8-9 says “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed. (KJV)
I could go on. Just hold on to the fact that God sees what you’re going though. Take courage in the fact that every single thing that concerns you, concerns Him. Those things that you can’t speak of. Those things that you don’t WANT to speak of. Give it to Him. When you can’t even get out the words, if you can just call His name!!!!! JESUS! Just that name. And even if you can’t gather the strength to say His name, remember, GOD HEARS SILENT TEARS!!!
Until next week…..