“Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalm 126:6

When I was in the midst of healing from my brain injury, it felt as if life was over. I thought I would never recover. I was at the lowest point ever in my life, utterly hopeless. I had no other direction to take than into God’s loving arms. I knew He knew how frightened and depressed I was. I did my best to trust Him and to keep living my life for Him. I did my best to carry the seeds He wanted me to carry and to sow for His glory.

Most of the time, I had to fight my will and my ego. It was hard to always surrender and to be obedient to God. I wanted so much for life to go my way, not neccessarily His way. Yet, I gave my will and my life over to Him every morning and all throughout the day. One day I realized that even in my weeping, my work for God was turning into a rich harvest of joy and deep fulfillment. God used my pain and anguish for His glory and for my good.

Everyone will face hard and scary times in their lives. If we can do God’s work amid our own pain and frustration and give our wills over to Him, we will get through those times and be blessed with a joyful and abundant harvest. We must not shrink from our pain and fear, but rather go forth and sow seeds, even while weeping. We must trust in God. He will use our pain to polish us, so that we reap a bountiful harvest.

F.R.O.G. Practice: Do God’s work even amid your pain and fears. Give your life over to the care of God completely. Sow seeds while crying, knowing that one day, you will have a joyful harvest.