1When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”
3The Lord has done great things for us, and we rejoiced.
4Restore our fortunes, O Lord, like the watercourses in the Negeb.
5May those who sow in tears reap with shouts of joy.
6Those who go out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, carrying their sheaves.
(Psalm 126, NRSV)
When it seems like things are going wrong and there is no out, that is when God comes in and turns life around.
For as the psalmist says, those who go out weeping sowing seeds will reap a harvest of joy shouting and loving what they have received.
God will not leave us where we are, God loves us way too much for that. God will always guide us through the darkness to the end of the path God has set before us.
God’s promises are true and God will never leave us!