Daily Devotional – Tears in a Bottle

By on September 26, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from 2 Kings 20: 1-6. Hezekiah was the thirteenth king of Judah. He was God’s chosen man. His name actually means, “YAHWEH strengthens.” When he became sick and cried out to God for healing, God heard his prayer and granted his request.

In those days Hezekiah became ill and was at the point of death. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz went to him and said, “This is what the Lord says: Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”

Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, “Remember, Lord, how I have walked before you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion and have done what is good in your eyes.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Before Isaiah had left the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: “Go back and tell Hezekiah, the ruler of my people, ‘This is what the Lord, the God of your father David, says: I have heard your prayer and seen your tears; I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the temple of the Lord. I will add fifteen years to your life. And I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria. I will defend this city for my sake and for the sake of my servant David.’”

Have you ever needed God to hear you?

Have you ever questioned if He sees your pain?

This scripture should give great joy to those who are in great need. This scripture alone shows the abundant love of our heavenly Father. It offers to us today the assurance that God does hear our prayers. It shows us that God does care that we are in great need and that in such a place of need, He has great compassion for His people.

Often in the New Testament, when Jesus healed, the word of God says He healed with compassion.

How many times have you called out to God with tears?

I had been praying diligently for several days for the Lord to take my tears from me. I would cry whenever I felt the presence of the Lord. I was very embarrassed because I was concerned that it made others uncomfortable. I was standing at the altar in a service praying for God to take my tears away and the scripture came to mind.

 Memory and Meditation:

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Psalm 56:8 NLT

I will never forget the love that I felt from the Lord at that very instant. You see, God loves a heart that is willing to be broken and exposed for His glory. Never again did I feel embarrassed about my tears. Instead, I rejoice that in this small way I can bring honor to my King. He collects my tears in a bottle and records my sorrows for His keeping.

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for hearing my prayers. Thank you for seeing my tears. May my heart be open and exposed for Your glory. May my prayers be real and honest before You. May You hear and answer the cries of my heart and in this, may I bring You honor.

In Jesus’ name, Amen

EncouragementRobin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

 

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Daily Devotional – Tears in a Bottle