When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream. Our mouths were filled with laughter then, and our tongues with shouts of joy. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them. The Lord had done great things for us; we were joyful. Restore our fortunes, Lord, like watercourses in the Negev. Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Though one goes along weeping, carrying the bag of seed, he will surely come back with shouts of joy, carrying his sheaves. Psalm 126
Grace and Peace to you fellow sojourners. As a sojourner, do you know that you are only a temporary resident (1 Peter 2:11) during your time under the sun? That knowledge should significantly influence how you view and handle all of your days.
Perhaps we all have had seasons of on-going earnest prayer. During those times it seems difficult to imagine laughing out loud again with pure joy. When you consider the ‘impossible’ things that only God can do, does it seem like a dream to you when you experience His reality? You know the promises of restoration, but when the experience comes, it can overwhelm your senses. When the ‘impossible’ is orchestrated, our mouth erupts with laughter and shouts of joy!
The watercourses in the Negev refer to season streams or wadis, which occasionally blessed the land with a sudden overabundance of water (Holman). A sudden overabundance…wow. When the Lord blesses, don’t you know it comes as an overabundance and not just a few drops!
Lord, may You unleash the abundance of your blessings upon my life as only you can do. I desire for my days to remain humble before You. Lord, I know when you bring your restoration it will always be so significant that it will fill my mouth with shouts of joy. I will proclaim your greatness to all who have an ear to hear! Come, Lord Jesus.
In His grace,