You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book. (NLT)
Some people cry at the drop of a hat. Others rarely shed a tear. Some weep so all can see. Others cry inside. No human being in this East-of-Eden world is immune from grief and sorrow. Whether we cry inwardly or outwardly, whether we cry rarely or often, it is good to take note of what brings tears to our eyes or a lump in the throat or a catch in the voice.
We do well to pay close attention to our tears. It seems God does according to our text. It may even be that this same God has aroused those tears in the first place. He is reminding us of who we are at a very deep level. What moves us, what disturbs us, what delights us. Our tears may be telling us something about ourselves that is usually hidden behind our surface activity and the masks we wear in our worlds.
What moves us to tears may be an indication of what God is doing or what God wants to do in our lives. And our very reluctance to weep may be an indication of what God wants to address in our lives. What are we avoiding? Our tear-filled eyes tell us something about ourselves, but so too our dry eyes.
Our tears, or lack of them, can tell us something of where we have come from, where we are now, and where our Maker intends us to be.