He Counts Your Tears

January 26, 2015


When I am afraid
I will trust in you, O God
It’s your words I trust
How can mortal man hurt me
In God I trust; I will not fear


Record my lament
You keep record of my tears
You even count them


You always get the blame God
For the suffering and the pain
It is man’s abuse of man
Where are you, “O man?”


In God I will trust
He’s the one with compassion
I see the heart of man hurt
Abuse and deceive
Give God the blame for lying
And not look in the mirror


You have delivered my soul
Met me in desperation
Given your presence of love
In stillness I find


I know the story
How God’s love became a man
He offered “abundant life”
I was skeptical
I looked closely at the man
A man of sorrows and grief


He met the lonely
The broken and abandoned
Was gentle and kind
Gave hope to the hopeless ones
I know I was one of them


I wept when I saw
The way he lived and he died
His personal touch
Reaches the most broken ones
He counts each person “Beloved”


I once was desperate. Now I meet with desperate people. I’m desperate again. This time I bring hope to desperate people. Every human being is precious and needs to know they count. I discovered a God who not only counts the tears but sees the person and is pursuing each one. They don’t need my answers but need someone who is present listening and giving what I can. Can God really be that close? Psalms 26, 56, 86, 116 and 146 opened a window to an awareness of someone who is there with love and understanding.

Tears Water the Soul

July 13, 2013


Time for crying and laughing

There is a time for all things

Yes, grieving and believing

Tears water the soul


With joy we will rise

Out of the ashes we come

It’s a time to look closely 

At what matters most


In my deepest darkest time

When there was no hope to rise

I became aware 

Incomprehensible love

Swept my soul into the joy


I will concentrate

On listening to the person

Knowing their story

Understanding their world view

And what controls under stress


Who will call the shots

When I am in the crisis

Will I be prepared

To love as I have been loved

To give as I’ve been given

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I have found a key*

That will unlock one’s story

I found God in the middle

Of each person’s life

A secret that’s been hidden

Ten thousand stories tell me


No one can fathom 

The intimacy of this love

One who counts the tears

Who knows and understands you

Who comes in your darkest hour


*The key is a tool that I use during my life coaching sessions.: Coaching: Life Matters

Psalms 56:8; Revelation 17:14; John 15:13-15; Romans 8:26,

Jesus Calling – Sarah Young