The voice of your tears

… the LORD has heard the sound of my weeping. The LORD has heard my plea; the LORD accepts my prayer ~ Psalm 6:8-9

Our confidence before God in prayer – our boldness to dare enter his presence at all – has to be based on his mercy. We could never hope to be accepted based on our inadequate performance.

As he approaches God thus, David is overwhelmed at God’s mercy and his tears of remorse bring a flood of relief.

The NIV leaves untranslated the word “voice/sound” in verse 8. We need to know that our tears and our weeping have a voice – that is universally translated and interpreted in heaven.

Spurgeon: Weeping is the eloquence of sorrow… Is it not sweet to believe that our tears are understood even when words fail. Let us learn to think of tears as liquid prayers.


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