Pray also that God will allow you to come home with shouts of joy as you bring your sheaves with you. We endure the sorrows while the roots of faith are divinely nourished underground. What you desire may harm you more than help. The dead bodies of the previous year’s locusts serve as fertilizer for the new seeds, which results in huge harvests. verse 22) It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. Psalm 126 is a song of hope for those held captive by present sorrows and dire affliction. It has been reported that there are so many flying insects that their bodies block out the sun. They were back in the land where they longed to be because of God’s intervention (Psalm 126:3-4). I praise and thank the Lord because He restores our fortunes and dreams. A dark, crisp place of refuge I would retreat to when the sorrow inside of my soul became too much to keep hidden from the outside world. When all I wanted was a comfort from my God, all I received was empty echoes of a cry He stalled to answer. All the happiness they experienced did … We fail to understand that our very life is a living Gospel of Christ to all of the unconverted around us. I think the reason has nothing to do with sowing. But I believe — though I do not yet see it or feel it fully — I believe that the simple work of my sowing will bring sheaves of harvest. 0. “Talking to Your Tears”. There is nothing sad about sowing seed. All the happiness they experienced did not come overnight. 4   Restore our fortunes, O LORD,    like streams in the Negeb!5   Those who sow in tears    shall reap with shouts of joy!6   He who goes out weeping,    bearing the seed for sowing,  shall come home with shouts of joy,    bringing his sheaves with him. If we are going to eat next winter, we must get out in the field and sow the seed, whether we are crying or not. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Perhaps I fell off his radar as well? For seeds of sorrow to become sheaves of joy, The many tears I cried in the bathroom have multiplied into spiritual sheaves I’ve unwrapped over the years. In fact some of the most heartbreaking passages in the Bible have to do with the exile of the Jews to Babylon passages in the book of Lamentations or like Psalm 137. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. I cannot account for my eventual revival from rock bottom apart from God’s sustaining grace—a grace so faithful and true to those who constantly dare to doubt it. “LORD, we choose to sow our life into Your kingdom this day. Back to Psalm 126 look at verse 2 now: Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. We who are found in him will also be raised with him. In Psalm 126, a metaphor from farming is used to describe our lives of hope in the Lord. Have you ever had one of those dreams from which you hated to wake up? When life gets difficult, when I feel my life devoid of any good struggling to go on through the day, the last words of Psalm 73 breathe fresh hope and help me shift my perspective: “But as for me, God’s presence is my good.”. We’re on a mission to change that. The loneliness of rock bottom teased with accusations about divine abandonment had enticed me into its sorrowful seclusion. verse 23) They are new every morning, great is thy faithfulness. (Psalm 126… 126:1   When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,    we were like those who dream.2   Then our mouth was filled with laughter,    and our tongue with shouts of joy;  then they said among the nations,    “The LORD has done great things for them.”3   The LORD has done great things for us;    we are glad.