Psa 56:8 NASB – You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?
“Time is the greatest healer” is a phrase often used to comfort people who are suffering or have recently suffered. Although I wonder if people confuse the saying with “Forgive and Forget” the subtext seemingly “After a period the pain will be a memory and memories can be forgotten”. The suffer certainly can’t take much comfort from a statement like that. What if the memory isn’t forgotten. What if the sufferer doesn’t want to forget? In the second case the ravages of time may come and steal the memory anyway leading the sufferer cause to fear time itself.
David, however, understands suffering and knows God. He had plenty to shed tears over, chased by an army, Leading a country, personal loss, promises of God having to be worked out through trials and battles, strength and guile. But David does not turn to Time and wait for his comfort, He turns to God. Knowing every arduous step and every tear shed is shared, watched and remembered full of compassion by no less than the author of the Universe. Also for us when the time comes and the last tear is wiped away the record will be opened, the believer can point to them as being a true account of life and love and loss and certainly reap with joy knowing all is overcome.