“Those who sow in tears, Shall reap in joy.” (Psalm 126:5, NKJV)
What a powerful promise God makes to us in this verse. “Those who sow in tears, Shall reap in joy.” We, the children of God, are called to sow seeds of love, peace, compassion, mercy, forgiveness and sometimes even our finances to bless and be a blessing to others. We are called to love those who sometimes are hard to love and serve those who many times have wounded us. Often we serve and show compassion to others while we ourselves are hurting and in need. Yet, we must know, our service and love are actually seeds sown that will one day produce a harvest for us.
1. Have you ever had to minister to others while you were hurting yourself?
2. Have you ever ministered and sacrificed for someone who seemed unappreciative and disrespectful, yet you continued blessing them in love?
3. Have you ever served and gave while you were in need yourself?
Do not fret or regret the good seeds you sow even if you have to sow them in tears. Service to others, ministry to others, care and compassion for others is not always an easy thing to do. Everybody wants love and wants to receive love, but some do not know how to give love in return. Yet, we must not cease in our love for others even though they do not reciprocate what we give and sometimes even hurt us while we are loving them. The many tears that you cry in your care and service for others do not go unnoticed by our God. In fact, your tears serve as water and fertilizer for the good seeds you sow. Just know that though you sow in pain and in tears, YOU SHALL REAP IN JOY!