“I am weary with my moaning;
every night I flood my bed with tears;
I drench my couch with my weeping.
My eye wastes away because of my grief;
it grows weak because of all my foes.
Depart from me, all you workers of evil,
for the Lord has heard the sound of my weeping.”
—Psalm 6:6-8 ESV
Many believe that weeping is a waste of time. A sign of unbelief. Something that keeps us stuck in our grief.
But this psalm, like many other passages of Scripture, paints a different picture.
You see, our weeping has a purpose.
Apart from its therapeutic effect on our soul, crying is a type of prayer. It is something that God hears; something that leads him to act.
For he does not stand still, unmoved by our suffering, but is close to us in our darkest moments.
If you’re going through a difficult time, remember this: your tears are a sacred form of prayer.
And God will hear you.
Here is a short prayer to help you invite God into every moment of your day:
Exhale: You have heard my weeping.