He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. (Psalm 126:6)
Why has the Lord allowed this trial? What should I do ? Can anything be gained through these adverse circumstances? A look at Psalm 126 may give you some insight.
This psalm was written in regards to Israel and their deliverance from captivity in Babylon, which lasted for about 70 years. Many people refer to this psalm in regards to evangelism, but its true purpose is in relation to trials.
As Israel was taken to a land where they did not want to go, trials take us places in life where we do not want to go. During times of trials, our hearts become heavy and our eyes wet with tears. It is in the midst of these tears that The Lord wants us to continue on and bear our precious seed. The word for precious also carries the idea of a possession. This possession is what we have given to us as people of God. The New Testament speaks in this manner: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us” (2 Corinthians 4:7).
God promises that if we continue on through tears, we will produce fruit in our lives. The purpose for the trial is the fruit. Seeds of faith produce fruit of faith. Patience produces greater patience and also the fruit of victory for others as you patiently encourage them along.
As you struggle along, sow seeds of forgiveness, temperance, gentleness and you will receive a bounty of fruit for yourself, others and for the glory of God.