I Have Seen Thy Tears
“I have seen thy tears. . .” is written two times in the entire Bible and both times, it is spoken by Isaiah. Good King Hezekiah cried tears of anguish over his pending death. Evidently Hezekiah did not feel that his work was complete. He took the throne of Judah, also known as the Southern Kingdom as Hoshea, king of the Northern Kingdom, also called Israel, was doomed to cease. For five years he watched Samaria struggle against the forces of Assyria.
When the arrogant blasphemies of Sennacherib threatened the Southern Kingdom, Hezekiah refused to budge from following the ways of King David—the ways of the Lord. Isaiah, the prophet was available to Hezekiah and he did not fail to consult the prophet’s leadership or counsel. Then Hezekiah became ill; the Bible describes it as “sick unto death.” God summons Isaiah to go to Hezekiah and tell him, “I have seen thy tears. . .” God graciously answers Hezekiah’s prayers and extends the King’s life.
Child of God, rest certain that God sees your tears. When your heart aches and you cannot stop the tears, God sees them. Cast your cares on God, because He cares for you.
II Kings 20:5, Isaiah 38:5, I Peter 5:7