Sometimes Tears Are Prayers When You Have No Words To Say.

One of my favorite sounds is the sound of birds singing. Early in the morning as the sun rises and the sound of birds singing float through the air, I smile. Usually it accompanies spring, sunshine, green grass, flowers and new hope. It also introduces the summer season filled with trips to the lake, vacations and the sound of children playing and laughing outside. That is another sound that fills my heart with joy; the sound of children playing throughout the neighborhood, parks and even my backyard.

But this spring is different.

Life is different. Not only are we secluded in our homes, but schools and playgrounds; places filled with children laughing are closed. On top of that, in my part of the world, snow is still trying to fall from the grey clouds. The air is cold and windy.

This morning I heard birds singing in the early morning hour even though the air was cold and blustery. When I went to the window the sound of the birds quieted. I saw a single red robin perched on a branch of a leafless tree. He rested there for quite a while, standing against the cold wind that blew. His red breast puffed up to trap warm air like a winter coat. I wondered what he was doing there, alone.


My eyes caught a flag flying at a distance from American the Legion, flapping in the cold wind. Above the wind, the sound of silence filled the early morning hour. It was if the world stood quiet while a demonic influence was trying to stealthily sweep the airwaves with pestilence and fear.

I looked back at the lonely robin, still perched in the leafless tree and I began to feel a tear fall down my cheek. I whispered without even realizing I was talking out loud, “Lord, take care of the robin. Lord take care of all the robins.” I do not know why my heart began to break. The single tear turned into weeping and I cried to the Lord again, “Take care of all the robins”!

I wasn’t crying for the robin, per say. I was crying out for the brokenness of our world, the brokenness of our country, the brokenness of people, people lost, people filled with fear, people dying, people dying without the Lord.

I wept for some time. Sometimes tears are prayers, when you have no words to say.

The Lord reminded me of this verse:

“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “Matthew 6:26-27 (NIV)

By afternoon the winds calmed down and blue skies began to appear as the clouds parted. I heard several birds singing and I looked outside my window and that single robin was still perched in the leafless tree. Then I watched him fly away as if he had no care in the world.


Lord, I do not begin to understand what is happening in our world today. But I know this: You will take care of me. You will take care of those who put their trust in you!

I began to quote a part of Psalm 91.

“He who dwells in the shelter of the Highest will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”
PS 91:1-2 (NIV)

I choose to trust you, Lord, not just for myself, but for those who are lost, those that feel hopeless and afraid. Lord lead them to you. If I am to be the one to lead anyone to you, give me the words to say. Amen.

God bless.


9 thoughts on “Sometimes Tears Are Prayers When You Have No Words To Say.

  1. Beth, this was absolutely beautiful. Your transparency is beautiful, too!! Sometimes I find it is the smallest of things which will begin the tears flowing, but it is so needed. I think sometimes we let things pile up inside us without even realizing it. We think we are being strong, and perhaps we are, but we don’t realize how what is going on all around us is impacting us emotionally until the floodgates open and it all comes out in our tears. But, we need that. We need to cry. We need to let it all out so that we can give it all over to the Lord and let him be our peace and our comfort. Yes, things are definitely crazy!! But, God is still on the throne. He is still in control. And, he has a purpose for it all, to draw us closer to him.

    Thank you so much for sharing this!! Love you much!! ❤ ❤

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    1. I am so grateful for this community. I dont have a lot of followers nor follow a lot of people, but I’d rather have a few close relationships than several empty ones. I am glad our paths have crossed. And if we so not not meet in this lifetime it will be a sweet reunion in the next. I am grateful for Gods provisions and that HE IS STILL IN CONTROL. Thank you for that reminder. God bless you, my friend.

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      1. Beth, I am glad you are in my life, as well. Yes, the number of “followers” can be quite deceptive anyway, so I don’t put much stock in those numbers. What matters to me are relationships, like the one you and I have. And, yes, I look so forward to meeting you one day in heaven, when we can get closer than 6′ apart, and where I can give you a big smashy hug! 🙂 ❤ Be encouraged, my friend.

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