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God’s Love Doesn’t Keep Record of our Wrongs, but it Does Keep Track of our Suffering.

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

As I was doing some reading today, I crossed this passage:

You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights,

Each tear entered in your ledger,

each ache written in your book.

Psalm 56:8

Tears filled my eyes as I thought about these words.

We have a God who keeps track of us losing sleep. When we are tossing and turning at night, He is with us, feeling our restlessness and worry. Even on our darkest nights, we aren't alone.

A God who catches each tear we’ve cried. Not only is He with us, but He is close. He is in our pain with us, He actually feels what we do, too.

A God who has documented each ache we’ve felt. He doesn't brush our pain aside or pretend it didn't happen. He remembers it forever.

It’s easy to wonder whether or not God cares....

He cares more than we could even fathom.

He keeps track of our pain and holds it in own hands because He loves us so much.

None of it goes in vain.

That’s the God we have.

That’s our Father.

His love doesn’t keep record of our wrongs, but His love does keep track of our suffering.

He doesn’t walk away from us in our pain, He is so intimately close in it.

In fact, He understands it better than we do.

He is closer to us than we are to ourselves.

Even in our pain, we are never, ever alone.

~Kelli Bachara, The Unraveling Blog

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