Psalm 126 – The Restoration of God’s People – Part 3

I know some churches and some people that are stuck, frozen, almost paralyzed in a time when God acted in their lives. They just do not want to move away from that experience. It is like Peter, John, and James on the Mountain of the Transfiguration. After seeing Jesus, Moses, Elijah, and hearing the voice of God, they said, let’s build some tents for each one of you and stay here.

They had no idea that down in the valley the other disciples were struggling with a child possessed by a demon. How many times, we see God doing great things for us and we just do not want to move, we want to stay there as long as we can.

The last aspect of the restoration of the people of God focuses in the future. It is important for us to look back and see what God did in our lives; it is important for us to pray and receive restoration in our present situation; but we must move on, keep walking, and advance in our lives. So, the next lesson that we learn in Psalm 126 is: THE HOPE IN THE PROMISE FOR THE FUTURE – VS. 5-6

Here are the last verses: “[5] Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. [6] He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.”

The psalmist makes sure that we need to keep moving. He also tells us that there is a promise for our future and we should put our hope on it. Because we have this hope we move, we act. Let us see the components of this action.

            A – It Is Painful

The first thing that the psalmist mentions here is that this attitude will be painful. This is why we need hope. God made some promises about our personal life, family life, business life, and we do not have those promises fulfilled yet. We do everything that we are supposed to do and we do not see any result. It is painful. Like the sower, we plant, but for some time we do not see anything happening, we just wait and hope, and that period can be very painful.

            B – It Is Active

The psalmist also says that this hope must keep us active. We cannot stop. We have things to do. We are planting, we are not seeing the fruits yet, but they will come in due time. We just cannot be still and wait, we have work to do

            C – It Is Rewarded

Finally the psalmist tells us that that hope will reward everyone who planted, even during pain and struggle. They will come back with joy bringing the fruits of their labor.

When was the last time that you felt a refreshing renewal from God in your life? When was the last time that you looked back in your Christian life and meditated on what God had done for you? How dry is your spiritual life now? Are you living without hope that you are going to reap what you are planting?

My friend, God can restore your life. He can bring the streams of living water inside your heart. Open your heart and ask Him to do that.

Have a blessed week,

Pastor Lucas

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