“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.” Mark Twain

Seeds to Sheaves

Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Psalm 126:6
Hopelessness can come very easily. Circumstances can beat us down. Our own sins can make us feel like there is no way out. Helplessness will set in and overtake everything, until we are convinced it will always be this way.

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So we weep, certain life will never be better.

But His Word tells us that as long as we have the seeds of hope, all is not lost. And as long as we sow those seeds, they will grow. Our own tears of fear, anger and hopelessness can water those seeds until they bloom into a crop of blessing. God allows our struggles and hopelessness to strengthen us, to prepare us for what is to come. To make us more like Him.

And once those seeds of hope, planted in the midst of our hopelessness, watered by our tears and cultivated by our Heavenly Father, grow to their heavenly harvest, we will sing again, carrying the sheaves of blessing that grew from our sorrow.

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  1. This verse was part of our devotional reading this morning. It always encourages my heart & must have double importance for me since it crossed my path twice within an hour or so!

    I'm more determined than ever to continue planting the "seed" of God's Word in my own heart and scattering it as I go throughout the day!

    1. I KNOW God has a message for me when a verse shows up like that. So glad I could be part of it for you. Thanks for stopping by - and commenting!

  2. Hanging on to those seeds of hope today - actually looking for a few. I know where to go to find them.


    1. Amen :) Praying for you, Elaine - and thank for stopping by.


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