I couldn’t see it at the time. The trauma was too severe; the tears never seemed to stop. It was difficult to see any good in the midst of such awful pain. Yet God reassured me to stand firm, to cling to His Word and promises.
Prayerful people he put in my life at that time encouraged me and told me things would get better. It was hard to look beyond a day to an unknown future. Yet there was that glimmer of hope that perhaps seeds were being sown. But I was not optimistic that I would see them yield anything in my lifetime.
I continued to sow in tears, crying out to God. The years passed until one day I saw a sprout. A seedling of hope emerged from the deep, dark soil. With that sight, hope was renewed. A shout of joy emerged from my lips. Perhaps the Lord would bless me with seeing fruit born out of sorrow.
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Those who sow in tears shall reap with joyful shouting. He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, Shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. – Psalm 126:5-6 (NASB)
Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light. – Matthew 11:28-30
11 thoughts on “Sowing Tears”
Ps 126.5, 6 – I have clung to that one often.
You put well into words the glimmer of hope in a dark place.
I too have clung to those verses of scripture filled with hope. Thanks for the comment. Blessings.
This message of hope plays again and again. Our faith in God helps us to find comfort as the hours, days, weeks, months, and years pass.
Praise God for the hope he gives, for his love and grace. Thanks for the comment. Blessings.
Your post is full of hope…that even though we suffer down here on earth, our suffering can reap in heaven.
It was such a blessing for me to get a glimpse of that hope. May you find the same hope. Thanks for the comment. Blessings.
I love this verse. It is so full of hope. And, like you, I have found it to be a comfort and lifeline to hod onto. God is faithful!
Yes, He is faithful. Praise God! Thanks for the comment. Blessings.
Thank you for this beautiful message of hope.
Blessings to you.
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