Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him. (Psa 126:5-6 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, most people do not consider their tears of pain and loss as seed to sow for joy to come. When I am in pain or experience difficulty or discomfort, I want to ease the immediate discomfort before doing something for the future. Help me recognize such times as opportunities to sow good things for a future harvest of joy–even if I cannot feel anything good at the time. In Jesus’ name, Amen.