Psalm 126:5,6 “Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.”
If your hope is in Christ, there are many times when you will carry a burden for a family member, friend, cities or nations. I have seen husbands and wives weeping for the salvation of their spouse or their children. Calling out to God for what seems an eternity due to the weight of the burden. I remember praying and praying for my father’s salvation. It seemed like it was taking forever but was only 5 years. And oh, the joy that filled my soul when he came into God’s kingdom.
What are our seeds to sow? Jesus in the parable of the sower and the seed said the seed was the word of God. When we pray we can stand on the word of God. Sometimes we don’t know how to pray or what to pray. We can go to Him and ask for a scripture to stand upon. Jeremiah the first chapter says the Lord is watching over His word to perform it. Hebrews four says the word of God is sharp and active, dividing between soul and spirit, it judges the thoughts and intent of the heart. His word can pierce anyone’s soul releasing the truth and setting the captive free.
My dad used to say: “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor but believe me rich is better.” In life there are times when we feel deeply our poverty - physically, emotionally or spiritually. But the psalmist says in verse 3 that the LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. The Lord told the Israelites to write down what He had done for them in a book of remembrance. Why? So that when they faced adversity, they would be reminded of His faithfulness. He will restore our fortunes once again and our mouths will be filled with songs of joy.
Prayer: “Lord, remind me of Your goodness to me. Restore to me my good fortune once again for in You do I trust.”