Jesus wept……Life’s sorrow’s

The shortest passage in scripture is “Jesus wept” and in these two words we learn how our Saviour was just as we are when sorrow comes into our life. Oh how He wept when His good friend Lazarus had died! There is a time and season for every purpose under heaven . God has never promised our life would be filled with bright sunny days without rain, for the days of crying and sorrow also have a place in our life.(Ecclesiastes 3:1-8) 4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance. (Psalm 30:5).

How beautiful a soul our Lord has who was despised and rejected of men, yet He still bore our griefs and carries our sorrows (Isaiah 53:3-7) 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

There is no greater love in all the earth than the Lord who is the only one who can comfort us in our deepest darkest times,for He understands our frailty and our every need including our need for Him.

When our heart is full of sorrow and tears are falling we may wonder does God even see or hear us? We can take comfort in knowing that He does by the story of Hez-e-ki’-ah. He was a man who was sick and near death when the Lord spoke to Isaiah with the message for him by saying “He has heard his prayer and has seen his tears”. If that is not enough the Lord then performs the miraculous with a sun dial that moves counter clockwise and then extends Hez-e-ki’-ah’s life another 15 years! What a wonderful kind and loving God we serve who truly does never leave us nor forsakes us! (2 Kings 20:4-11).


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