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Sorrow to Joy

Hello, God has given me something in Psalm 126:5 which says,

“Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.”

The Psalmist is saying very clearly that those who put out seed sorrowfully, would reap joyfully. He is saying that for those who trust in God, when they go through hard times and yet continue in the work of God, they will reap souls joyfully. This is a message of encouragement.

We can, as Christians, be encouraged. When we go through tough times, we should continue in the work of God. And when we reap, we will reap joyfully! God turns our sorrow to joy! We are joyful, because we remember what Jesus did for us to save us. We remember that He went through trials much harder. He took all the sins of the world on Him, and He died with all the wrath of God on Him.

When we are being persecuted, we should actually rejoice. Like the disciples in Acts 5:41:

“The apostles left the Sanhedrin, rejoicing because they had been counted worthy of suffering disgrace for the Name.”

We can leave rejoicing! We just have to remember what Jesus did for us: He died on a cross with all of our sin on Him! He took the wrath of God, His own father! We sow with tears, but we reap with songs of joy! He fills us with joy, and peace.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thanks for turning my sorrow to joy. Thank You for loving me so much that You gave Your own son for me. Thank You for giving me a reason to rejoice. Please help me to grow more and more like You. Please help me to be joyful in You. Please help me to love You, Lord. Please help me to spread the Gospel to others who need Your love. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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