Sowing with tears and reaping with joy

English: Still to harvest.
English: Still to harvest. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Two days in a row the Lord has given me a verse I’ve never really paid attention to before: “Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” (Psalm 126:5)

It’s amazing to me how God gives us, through His Word, exactly what we need at the moment. (Of course, we need to be in the Word in order for Him to speak to us through it.) Right now I need to know that He will use the work that I do while in a season of sorrow, and that He will bring joy out of that work.

Currently I’m in a strange season of life. There is great joy in the way the Lord has guided and provided for Jubilee Academy to be a success. I’m so excited for the school year to start in three weeks. And there’s a good deal of work to do to prepare for that. So there’s plenty of sowing to do right now.

But there also is some serious sorrow due to some circumstances in my life. I’m not going to go into detail here about that, but I think the lesson applies no matter what the circumstances are. If we seek God, listen to His voice, and obey Him through joyful times and sorrowful times, He will bring glory out of it, and that will give us joy in the end! It may take awhile, but He will bring healing and He will work it for good.


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