Read Psalm 126
When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.” The Lord had done great things for us; we were joyful. Restore our fortunes, Lord, like watercourses in the Negev. Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves.
Focus on verse 6. As we read yesterday, God’s plan has been in motion since the beginning. Sometimes we forget our role in the plan. Sometimes we get discouraged because of the great brokenness of our world.
Understand this: God promises us that we will come home with shouts of joy bringing back the product of our sowing. God made us this promise! I know it can be hard. But that is never reason to not try; to not sow the seed of the gospel. We must constantly bear the truth as we live out our lives.
What are some ways that you have lived out the truth of the gospel well?
What are some ways that you can improve?