When Jehovah brought back his exiles to Jerusalem, it was like a dream!
2 How we laughed and sang for joy. And the other nations said,
“What amazing things the Lord has done for them.”
3 Yes, glorious things! What wonder! What joy!
4 May we be refreshed as by streams in the desert.
5 Those who sow tears shall reap joy.
6 Yes, they go out weeping, carrying seed for sowing,
and return singing, carrying their sheaves.
.From my Bible study notes:
God’s ability to restore life is beyond our understanding. Forests burn down and are able to grow back. Broken bones heal. Even grief is not a permanent condition. Our tears can be seeds that will grow into a harvest of joy because God is able to bring good out of tragedy.
When burdened by sorrow, know that your times of grief will end and that you will again find joy. We must be patient as we wait. God’s great harvest of joy is coming!