Sorrow to Joy: A Song of Celebration

Psalm 126

It is a song of ascents.

(A song sung by ancient Israleties on pilgrimages back to Jerusalem during holy feasts.)

It is a song praise.

It is a song of expectation.

A song of celebration!

All this and more when it comes this beautifully written song.

But to help us remember Psalm 126 and what it means for us, today, in this very hour, and season of time..

I have written 4 Words to help you and I see, summarize, embrace, and live out the promise of God before this year ends.

Release.

God frees us.

“1 When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.

Have you ever had a time in your life when God just came through for you? You know that moment where you have prayed and waited. Waited and prayed, for a miracle, and yet–nothing. Till one day, everything, I mean everything changed. Whether it be freedom from an addiction, business deal goes through, college acceptance letter arrives, or you reach your goals and take a step into destiny, after spending days, month and years waiting for this prayer to be answered.

When God turns it.

It’s like dream.

And though it was a long time. What amazing testimony.

Recognition

“God did this.”

2 Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.

God’s Power is put on display when He blesses you. Especially for those who do not believe.

We will say:

The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.

I wonder if He waits purposely so that those around us will have the opportunity to share our experience so that they too will taste and see also, that God is real.

And He does miracles still.

And He is so good.

Especially for the people who trust Him.

4 Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.

This verse is different.

It starts off with a request. A prayer.

Why? Didn’t the Psalmist already say God had turned or delivered them?
We are traveling through different seasons, and yet experience similar type of obstacles.
We all will come to a situation, where we feel trapped.

Maybe even be still entangled in the sins of your past.

All bring us to the end of ourselves.

That’s okay.

We can call out to God in prayer, and He will hear us.

And deliver us from all our fears, addictions, and situations.

Whether you have to walk through the valley to get there, or wait for the Lord to come through for you.

He will.

And He promises to reward you.

Reap

Tears are seed too.

5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.

When you sow your tears in the soil of God’s Word it will spring up leaves, a tree and fruit, that will produce such joy in your life. The Joy Unspeakable will come not only because He came through for you and the answer, turn around, were exceedingly abundantly more than you could ask or even think, but because now you know Him.

Or rather, have a better understanding of Who He is.

Reverse

6 He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.

The years of pain, will be reversed to gain.

Years of bondage will be reversed for freedom.

Years of poverty, will be reversed with wealth.

Years of loss will be reversed to new life and reedemed time.

Years of weeping, will be reversed to rejoicing….

You may have gone forth, or left, leaving behind your past, or was left of it with tears.

A relationship, a dream job,

Maybe even a loved one.

Just know that He is on The Throne. He knows everything. So settle in this.

He which began a good work in you will continue till the day of Christ.

Your tears again, are seed.

He sees your pain. He has heard your cries. He will show you His deliverance and His Mighty Power–suddenly. So much so that you will be in awe and wonder at His Work in you that you will now know what to do but praise God!!

Psalm 126 will be a reminder to us all that true restoration can only come from The One Who knows the Times and Seasons and will definitely deliver you at the right time.

So that all will know that God is God. And He has done this in your life, hopefully opening their eyes to the freedom you have in Jesus.

Celebrate. Be merry! You’re free now. Rejoice and be glad over all that God has done!

God bless you today

Tune into the podcast on Psalm 126 “Celebrate”

And stayed tuned for more podcasts and faith filled resources to help you take one step and season

May the Lord God bless this week before us! Stay expectant. Great things are in store for you. A reward of blessings is on its way. Just keep staying humble. And expectant.

Staying ready,

Amarachi

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