Encouragement

Sometimes, I feel led to simply share a verse from the Bible that encourages me, with little or no personal narrative after it. Today is one of those days; here is the verse that I felt led to share.

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So, as it turns out, I can’t resist saying a little something here after all. πŸ˜€

Notice that the verse says that “those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy.” This is a promise. I’m not sure what you’re going through right now, but be encouraged! Things will get better, and you will eventually reap your harvest (with joy) from the Lord.

The principle of the harvest is one that involves time. You plant your seed, and then – in time – you eventually reap your harvest. Also, planting the seed requires effort on the part of the sower, and patience while she waits for the seeds to sprout. Aside from watering the seeds, there is precious little that the sower can do to speed up the process of growth.

As it is with the seed, so it is with us. We may feel like we have countless seeds of sadness in our lives, and that very well may be true. However, take heart! Your harvest is on the way, and when it finally comes in, the Lord promises that you will be able to experience it with “songs of joy”. This all sounds terribly exciting to me.

I am grateful that my harvest is coming in – it’s simply a matter of time (please hear me: This is not a prosperity gospel message, but rather a biblical truth – the principle of the harvest). In the interim, I’ll keep an eye on my seeds, and patiently wait for the Lord to act on my behalf. I look forward to the time when I’ll be able to reap my harvest with “songs of joy”; in fact, the joy has already started to return, as I await the arrival of the harvest. πŸ˜‰

Dear Lord, thank You for this important promise from the Bible – You promise that the circumstances of our lives will eventually change, and things will not remain as they are now. This encourages me.

As I anticipate the arrival of Your harvest, please fill me with your patience, peace, and contentment. In Your name I pray, Amen.

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