Saturday, May 6, 2017

Psalm 126 - Songs of Joy

Ecclesiastes 3:4 says there is "a time to weep and a time to laugh; A time to mourn and a time to dance."

Earlier in the Psalm 30:5 we read "for His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning."

Today's psalm has the same theme.

5 Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. 

6 Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.

We all  have times in life when we are weeping, or mourning, or sowing (working for the future) with tears. There are many different responses from people who are going through those times. Hmmm... I started to list several that are not-so-great choices, but I figure you could make just as good a list as I could.

In each of these verses the sorrow is turned to joy. Here's why.

“The LORD has done great things for them.”

So..... where are you looking, or to whom are you looking, when you are going through a time of weeping? Are you looking to something on the list of not-so-great choices or are you looking to the LORD? Choose to let Him do great things in your life. Let Him use the times of sorrow and troubles to make you more like Him. Seek Him. Follow Him. Let Him do great things for you and watch your sowing in tears turn into reaping with songs of joy.

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