Harvest Of Joy

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

Having hope doesn’t mean we don’t feel emotion. It doesn’t mean things are going to follow our timetable. Life is hard. Bad things happen, but God is still on His throne. I can’t imagine how it must have been to be a Jew when Jerusalem fell to its enemies. To be taken captive and become a slave in a foreign land would be overwhelming. Generations would come and go and yet no answer from God. Finally, the city was rebuilt and the Jews began to return to their city once again. The Psalmist wrote, “When the LORD brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream! We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy.” Their hope that was planted with tears, returned in a glorious harvest of joy. I know it can seem hard to believe when everything around us seems to be in ruins, that we would ever have joy again. But the mystery is this. As we plant seeds of hope, of faith, of perseverance, even if our circumstances don’t change, we do. God promises we will produce a harvest of joy.

Dear Father, thank You for all the seeds of hope You have helped me plant. I know there will a harvest with shouts of joy. In Jesus’ name.


CLICK HERE to send this to a friend

You can get this Daily Devotional sent to your e-mail as “Moment In the Word”. CLICK HERE to have this Daily E-votional sent to your e-mail

Do You Know What Your Spiritual Gifts Are?
Now You Can. CLICK HERE to Get your FREE Spiritual GIfts Test and Workbook

Do you want to know how to be a Child of God? CLICK HERE to find out how


We are doing a new devotional ministry you may be interested in. We already do MOMENT IN THE WORD a daily devotional.
Now we are going on Twitter featuring a daily Personalized Bible Affirmation taken from our own Personalized Bible Paraphrase. Each day you will find the verses inspirational and written in a way that helps you personally pray them. Go to twitter and follow us @ronovitt

About Ronald

I am a Christian who deeply believes in God and the purposes He has put us on earth for. I started in ministry when I was 20 years old. I have been involved in both evangelism and compassion ministires. I deeply believe in our mission to help those in need. I believe however,that the church has missed our calling. We have not been effective in loving others as we would love ourselves. We have not been using our Spiritual Gifts to make a difference in this world. We have not mobilized to be the salt and light in the world. The goal of this web site is to help those interested to use their Spiritual Gifts in order to fulfill the mission Christ has given us to love the world.
This entry was posted in Christian living, Courage, devotion, devotional, faith, Grace, Holy Spirit, hope, peace, prayer, Ron Ovitt, spirituality and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s