You have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. Psalm 116:8
One troubled man finally said, “I’m tired of being sad.” Sometimes we have to make an emotional stand, buttressed by prayer. Those who are in Christ don’t stay sad forever. In Psalm 116, the writer had been in deep physical trouble. He had experienced so much pain he thought he was dying (verse 3). His life had fallen into “trouble and sorrow” (verse 3). But he had turned his problems into prayers (verse 4), and God had helped him.
Everyone faces seasons of pain, trouble, or sorrow, and sometimes we can’t keep from crying. In fact, weeping is one of the ways we express our feelings and process our emotions. But God’s ears are much bigger than our tears, and He hears us. He helps us.
An old Gospel song from more than a hundred years ago says, “Soon you never more will sigh, / Tears no more shall dim your eye, / Pray to Him who’s always nigh, / Never failing.”
God will never fail to answer your prayers. He will deliver your soul from death, your eyes from tears, and your feet from falling. Why not decide to no longer live in sadness?
The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. John Vance Cheney
July 19, 2020 | Dr. Jack Graham | A Pure Walk in a Polluted World | Sunday Sermon