Sow Through Your Sorrow

Sow Through Your Sorrow
By Greg Sanders

Psalm 126:5 Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. 6 They weep as they go to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.

The natural reaction of most people during seasons of heartache and disappointment is to back away and become reclusive. Your emotional defense system will lead you to withdraw from people and withhold your investments until the season passes. The good news is that your present season will pass. The question is, “What will you be harvesting when your current season passes?”

What you plant in times of sorrow determines how you will transition into the next season of your life. If you plant in times of sorrow, your seed can spring up and change your season. The benefit of the season changing is directly tied to what you do during this season of sorrow. If you only serve, sow, or obey when times are easy, you will not reap when seasons change. Here are a couple of reasons why you should sow as your sorrow

Sowing gives God opportunity to bless what you have left. Realize that God can bless what you have left to the point that it becomes greater than what you have lost. If you need an example of this truth then look at the life of Job. Job lost everything, but in the end he had many times over what had been taken. Your losses are no limitation to what God can do in your life. When you sow through your sorrow your tears can water the seed and transformation can begin.

Sowing restores our hope. Sowing brings with it an expectation. Everyone who plants a seed expects fruit from that seed. The truth is that times of sorrow rob us of our hope and expectancy. Sowing restores our hope one seed at a time.

Today’s Challenge: If you are going through a season of sorrow, don’t stop sowing. Remember that God can bless what you have left. Pray today that God will show you how you can sow through your sorrow and be ready to embrace with hope the next season of your life.

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About Greg Sanders

I am married to the greatest girl in the world. Megan Sanders,(pronouced Meegan) Currently serve as pastor at The Assembly in Cabot Arkansas.
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