Text: Psalm 126:1-6
Count your blessings, when the going is tough! The Psalmist here is remembering God’s goodness when life is hard. The best spiritual lessons are learned when one finds himself in a spiritually dry place. Tears of repentance and weeping, seeking God’s face in the quest for holiness, will eventually yield fruit.
Laughter and true joy are the result when we see the Lord doing great things for us in our spiritual lives. These take time, and they stretch our patience. But when we experience God’s power for redemption and restoration, we have new insights that we never knew before; we have a new profound and deep joy that we never thought possible! Pray that the Lord of restoration will guide you steadfastly through the desert!

Meditate on verse 5. What is God teaching you in this verse?
Dear Lord and loving Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, I pray that You help me to be truly repentant so that I may have the full joy of salvation, bringing in the sheaves of my fruitfulness. Amen.