Just Wanted to Hang Onto This

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. Hence, present distress must not be viewed as if it would last for ever; it is not the end, by any means, but only a means to the end. Sorrow is our sowing, rejoicing shall be our reaping. If there were no sowing in tears there would be no reaping in joy. If we were never captives we could never lead our captivity captive. Our mouth had never been filled with holy laughter if it had not been first filled with the bitterness of grief. We must sow: we may have to sow in the wet weather of sorrow; but we shall reap, and reap in the bright summer season of joy. Let us keep to the work of this present sowing time, and find strength in the promise which is here so positively given us. Here is one of the Lord’s shalls and wills; it is freely given both to workers, waiters, and weepers, and they may rest assured that it will not fail: ‘in due season they shall reap.'”

| Charles Spurgeon, Treasury of David Psalm 126:5 |

3 responses to “Just Wanted to Hang Onto This

  1. WOW. Love this so much. Thanks.

  2. This is good. Thanks for sharing. I need to read things like this.

  3. Me too. Don’t you love how it is “freely given both to workers, waiters and weepers…”? Sowing in tears isn’t straightforward and our pain and distress can leave us in different places, but the joy finds us in all of them.

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