Weekly Blog Ramblings – The Eyes

Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies. – Psalm 6:7

An old saying that I grew up hearing was the “eyes are the window to the soul.” I don’t know that I ever truly understood what that meant as a child, but I have come to see the truth of this statement as an adult.

The first thing that a person notices about someone is usually their eyes. If a person is happy, their eyes tend to sparkle. Sometimes, they almost have a dance to them. You can see a glow of joy radiated. An example is when someone is in love. You may be able to deny it in words, but the eyes never lie. People can sense from the eyes’ expressions when someone’s heart is consumed with love.

Another great example is when a person is saved. I know that after I was saved, and after I repented from my backsliding years, people said I glowed. They said they sensed something had changed about me. My eyes sparkled with anticipation and joy.

When someone is consumed by grief, it also cannot be hidden. Many times, when a person is full of grief, his or her eyes will have swollen eyelids, dark circles directly underneath the eyes and even onto the cheek, the eyeballs will be red with lines, and the face becomes pale and flushed. If the person experiences depression without tears, the eyes still give him or her away. They droop, as well as look gray and dark. The life that once existed in them no longer radiates. The face slumps with a deathly look of sorrow.

In Psalm 6, David expresses a grief that goes into the soul. He knows he has sinned and he cries for mercy. He recognizes that he doesn’t deserve God’s mercy in this, but he pleads with the LORD to deliver him. {This what we do in order for the LORD to redeem us and save us from hell.} David doesn’t just toss off a simple prayer and walk away, he bears his soul. He weeps so hard that his bed is wet from his tears. He prays so intensely that he is groaning from the grief in his heart.

David does not cease from this prayer until he has absolute certainty that God heard him and forgave him, which is called “praying it through.” I wonder how often we actually pray things through. I know I don’t nearly enough.

Sometimes, I know that I forget that when we pray until we have no more words, it doesn’t mean we stop praying. That is when the Holy Ghost takes over for us as we allow our tears to flow in His embrace.

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. – Romans 8:26

What I love about this Psalm is that David finally arises from that prayer of grief with joy in his heart. There is nothing like bearing your soul to the Lord and feeling the forgiveness that he embraces on us. Joy is not something found in momentary pleasures but in close fellowship with the Lord! I know when I have prayed the exhausting prayer that literally empties me, the joy is restored in my heart!

I encourage you to mediate upon God’s Words today:

Psalm 6

 1O LORD, rebuke me not in thine anger, neither chasten me in thy hot displeasure.

 2Have mercy upon me, O LORD; for I am weak: O LORD, heal me; for my bones are vexed.

 3My soul is also sore vexed: but thou, O LORD, how long?

 4Return, O LORD, deliver my soul: oh save me for thy mercies’ sake.

 5For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

 6I am weary with my groaning; all the night make I my bed to swim; I water my couch with my tears.

 7Mine eye is consumed because of grief; it waxeth old because of all mine enemies.

 8Depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity; for the LORD hath heard the voice of my weeping.

 9The LORD hath heard my supplication; the LORD will receive my prayer.

 10Let all mine enemies be ashamed and sore vexed: let them return and be ashamed suddenly.

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  1. Reblogged this on riseup0201 and commented:

    I felt convicted to reshare this. I pray that it will bless you today!

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