When angels cry, the tears from heaven flow. Sorrow is found where the tears fall, and the saint is held in the arms of the Lord. No matter the depth of your sadness, the Lord can yet reach you and comfort you from all that you’ve been through.
You can’t avoid the steps of sorrow when walking on the narrow path. “Sorrow is better than laughter, for when a face is sad (deep in thought) the heart may be happy [because it is growing in wisdom]” (Ecclesiastes 7:3 AMP).
We come to learn about God in our daily living, but we can only learn the depths of God in our suffering. It is in our suffering that the superficial is stripped away, leaving us barren and vulnerable to the touch of the Lord. When we can no longer find the words to say, it is there the Lord can change us.
Before a man can change people, the Lord must first change the man. The Lord said regarding His servant Paul, “For I will show him how many things he must suffer for My name’s sake” (Acts 9:16 NKJV).
When angels cry, and the songs from heaven sing only sad melodies, it will be there that we learn the songs of our deliverance. We cannot understand the Lord if we have only known Him in our pleasure. It takes the pressure of pain to pull back the veil to see His glory.
In whatever trial you find yourself in, this too will pass. “For our momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison” (2 Corinthians 4:17 NASB).
We think that if we are blessed by God, we will have every prayer answered as we have asked of Him. But it will be the answers from God that we fear the most, which will form the heart in us He is looking for. There is a purpose in every pain and a reason for every tear.
There are some things you can only learn the hard way. “Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing” (James 1:2-4 NASB).
When angels cry, and your face is covered in tears, it will be there that the Lord will touch you. We think there will be no crying in heaven, yet that will not occur until after first He has wiped away every tear. But until that day when we sit in His Holy presence, here on earth tears will continue to fall.
There are no graveyards in heaven. “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will no longer be any death; and there will no longer be any mourning, crying or pain; because the old order has passed away” (Revelation 21:4 CJB).
We think that our lives should be free from trials so that we can serve Him with greater ease. But it is in the trials where He is forming you, and it is in your suffering that you will serve Him in the highest. Don’t let your trials make you bitter, rather let them make you sweet.
You will have as much bitterness in your life as you choose to hold onto. “Get rid of all bitterness” (Ephesians 4:31 NLT).
When angels cry and we are broken, the Lord is with us and His love will never stop pouring out. We think that the more God loves us, the easier our lives will be, but that is not how God works. God’s love is infinite and His plans are perfect, no matter what happens to us.
The Lord sometimes sets us free in a trial before He sets us free from the trial. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19 NKJV).
We come to grow in our faith more in suffering than we do in our pleasure. The harder the times, the closer we draw to the Lord. Though sometimes we think Him heartless in His actions, yet we come to learn His heart is without fault, and His plans are without error.
A knowledge above often comes from a sorrow within. “For in much wisdom is much grief, and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow” (Ecclesiastes 1:18 NKJV).
When angels cry and we cry even harder, the Lord is gathering our tears along the way. Tears are valuable to the kingdom and serve mighty purposes in the courts of heaven. Never lose sight that the Lord Jesus Himself was a Man of sorrows sent to suffer that you would live forever.
Father God, I know that every tear produced in suffering is not wasted in Your kingdom. Tears water the life so it can produce fruit. “You number my wanderings; put my tears into Your bottle; are they not in Your book?” (Psalm 56:8 NKJV).
No matter how low you are, the Lord is right there with you. Pray even without words, and let your tears be the melody before Him. Know that He is with you and He is for you, and all things will work out in your eternal story. Trust Him in this season and praise Him even in your pain.
Just as the season of joy can highlight our greatest sadness, it is in our sadness that we can find our greatest joy. The prophetic words of Jesus were these: “…He has sent Me [Jesus] to heal the brokenhearted…to comfort all who mourn…to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness” (Isaiah 61:1-3 NKJV).
Blessings to you,