. . .For the Lord has heard the voice of my weeping. The Lord has heard my supplication, The Lord receives my prayer. Psalm 6:8(b)-9 (NASB)
Recently, as I stared intently out the window of my sister's hospital room, I had a breathtaking, unobstructed view of the mountains of Colorado. That's a beauty you've got to see to believe. As I gazed at those mountains all I could think about was the hymn "How Great Thou Art." Nobody but God could make a scene like that; the most creative and talented artist could never create something so beautiful - only God. Things happen to us in life so unimaginable that we feel we have no further reason to praise God. But I want to encourage somebody that, yes, you do. I don't know what you're dealing with today, but God does. In today's passage David was dismayed and felt he was wasting away. He speaks of sighing, tears, and grief. But toward the end of this Psalm he knew that God had not left him. He was assured and confident that because of his relationship with his God his enemies would be the ones dismayed, Whatever it is that is bringing pain to your heart, I want you to know you still have a reason to praise God. Praise Him because He's heard your tears, and He has received your prayer.