Often the pain of life is great. Illness. Rejection. Persecution. The death of a loved one. Job loss. A withered dream. When we encounter difficult circumstances, it is natural to want to hide, lose faith, and wonder if anything matters.
But we need to keep sowing.
Consider Psalm 126:5-6: Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy carrying sheaves with him. Even in our pain, we can plant seeds God can use. We can scatter faithfulness by setting an example of remaining true to the teachings in God’s Word, even when they are difficult or don’t feel right. We can spread goodness by helping others, especially fellow Christians.
Galatians 6:9 encourages us not to become weary in doing good because when we keep sowing, eventually there will be a harvest. Not maybe. There will be. And if we’ve sown seeds of goodness and faithfulness through our tears, it will be a joyful harvest (Psalm 126:6).
Especially if some of our harvest comes in Heaven.