Psalm 126:5 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. KJV
I received this verse attached to a gift at a Ladies church function one evening this month. Since then I have been mulling it over in my mind. What does it mean in my life? Is it a coincidence that I happened to receive this verse? Is God trying to lead my thinking in a particular direction? I’m sure he is doing that! This verse, combined with the words of our speaker at the event who talked about finding our joy and happiness first in a relationship with Christ, gave me a lot to think about.
For a long time, I have searched for true happiness and joy in my life, many times deciding it would never happen for me; thinking I was apparently “not good enough” to have it. I have cried many tears over time, both literally and figuratively, wondering why I wasn’t “good enough” to have love in my life.
I didn’t have my priorities straight. The first place to find that happiness and joy is, before anything or anyone else, with a relationship with the Lord. He should come first in my life. I am a believer, yes. I pray. I go to church. But do I work at keeping Christ first in my life? Is my walk with the Lord what it should be? I have to say no; it is not. I need to spend more time making Him a priority, letting Him be the friend He wishes to be. Put Him before myself; before everyone else in my life. He will show me the plan He has for me to find what I have been looking for all my life or show me that I have found it already.