June 13, 2012
Our Creator is not a fair-weather friend. He will not abandon us in our anguish. It doesn’t matter if you’re one of those ugly criers whose face gets all red and blotchy. It doesn’t matter if your nose and mascara run. It doesn’t matter if you become a big, whiny “woe is me” baby. God still won’t walk away. He won’t roll his eyes at your drama or throw his hands up in exasperation. He holds us the entire time our shoulders are heaving. And much like a new mom keeps track of every peep her infant makes, so our heavenly Father counts each and every tear that rolls down his children’s cheeks: “You have kept count of my tossings; put my tears in your bottle” (Psalm 56:8a esv). Excerpted from Time to Rejoice. Copyright © 2011 by Patsy Clairmont, Mary Graham, Lisa Harper, Mandisa, Marilyn Meberg, Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Lisa Whelchel. Published by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.