TIME TO LAUGH AGAIN
“When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.” Psalm 126:1-3 (KJV)
This Psalm reflects the deliverance of the people of God from another outside force. The history suggests the oppressors were either the Assyrians or Babylonians. Whoever held them in bondage must have caused much anxiety and distress. Can you imagine being held under the control of another nation? Being forced to do what they wanted and watching your family and friends suffer, sometimes without hope?
This Psalm is dedicated to the goodness of the Lord. The Psalmist says, “when the Lord turned our captivity, we were like them who dreamed.” Imaginations came alive, and dreams of freedom and success flourished in the land. The result of the deliverance was laughter and singing! Just imagine, anxiety was replaced by singing and joy. The action of the children of God was so remarkable, even the enemies were startled. The response of the former oppressors gave glory to God. Can you imagine having your enemies testify of the goodness of our God?
I want you to remember this story today. You may be going through a difficult time, and you are hoping to get out and walk in peace. You may even feel like giving up on your promise from the Lord. Well, my friend, do not give up. We serve the same God as the Israelites. He will deliver you and turn your sorrow into laughter. You will testify of the goodness of the Lord and tell others how good He is to all.
We may be in a pandemic, but we are also in the hands of the Lord. He gave us promises, and He cannot lie or fail. Just wait before Him and watch Him move on your behalf. Remember the command; stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord. You are not forsaken, and all will work out for your good. Today is a new opportunity to see supernatural power come to you from our Lord. I tell you, “no weapon formed against you will prosper.” Now go and praise our God!
Blessings to you!
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