Psalm 6:6-10 – “I am weary with my groaning; All night I make my bed swim; I drench my couch with my tears. 7 My eye wastes away because of grief; It grows old because of all my enemies. 8 Depart from me, all you workers of iniquity; For the LORD has heard the voice of my weeping. 9 The LORD has heard my supplication; The LORD will receive my prayer. 10 Let all my enemies be ashamed and greatly troubled; Let them turn back and be ashamed suddenly.” NKJV
Some time back, in a time of prayer, meditation, and reflection on God’s Word while listening to the voice of the Spirit of God within my heart I distinctly heard the Lord weeping! It was one of the most disturbing experiences of my life. I’ve heard it before but never to the depth of the agony that I could hear from God’s tears on this occasion. I was so moved that the floodgates of tears began to well from my eyes and my heart was shattered into a billion pieces as I listened in my spirit to the weeping of the Lord. This went on for what seemed like hours but in reality, it was minutes.
Inside my heart, I could hear the Spirit of God asking, “Do you know why the Lord is weeping?” I was almost afraid to answer so I sat silent for a few moments and heard the same question again and knew that I was to give a reply and would likely receive a correction or explanation that would be enlightening. I responded with questions, “Is it because of the condition of our world, the church, or this nation? Is it because of the blood of millions of murdered infants that were never allowed to become what God has destined and desired for them? Is it because of the sinfulness of man and the slothfulness of the Body of Christ?” Then I heard the agony in the voice of the Spirit of God saying, “He’s crying for you!” Before I dared respond to that I heard within my innermost being, “He is crying for all His children!”
My first thought was, why isn’t God crying for the lost? Why isn’t God crying for the nation? Why isn’t God crying for the condition of man? Then suddenly I realized that He was! In crying for me and all His children He was weeping for the world! He was heartbroken over our slackness and attempts to be politically correct biblically. He was weeping that we have come to a place that we are not disturbed by the things that rip His heart out and in many ways have become calloused to sin. He was weeping for the trampling of the Blood of Jesus under man’s feet. He was weeping because we are not weeping and as the above passage describes – “groaning” and “making our beds swim with tears.” Throughout the Bible we find it repeated time and again that when God’s people became repentant, were alarmed at sin, and turned to Him with a whole heart that He responded. I knew in my heart that the weeping that I was hearing was because our Lord wants to move mightily in this world but because we, too often, have chosen the path of least resistance instead of intercession He is waiting for us! His broken heart broke my heart and as sat and wept. I have renewed my commitment to not be so anesthetized to ungodliness that it doesn’t break my heart and propel me to the prayer closet to intercede on behalf of others. I have renewed my commitment to pray for this nation because I sense that incredible persecution is coming if we do not RETURN TO THE LORD! Persecution is coming even if we do but if we return now we can see a harvest that will preserve multitudes for eternity.
I know today what my mother felt, at times, when I was rebellious and wandered in a direction that she knew was destructive. I know what my earthly dad felt when I exhibited character traits that were foreign to all he’d tried to instill in me. I know what it is to weep for your children and want to intervene on their behalf but could not because some decisions have to be made by the individual and God allows us to make choices. Choices have consequences. My choice is to follow the Lord with a whole heart!
May God be with you as you go through your day