“Blessed are ye that weep now: for ye shall laugh.” Luke 6:21
Many of us have been well acquainted with tears on more than one occasion. Tears or weeping are most often shed in times of sorrow; during times of hardship and anguish. Crying gives one an opportunity to release those pinned-up emotions that stress the body and soul of man.
Whether this weeping is associated with sorrow of sin or because of adversity of the wicked, those that endure through it now will find a time when “God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying…” (Revelation 21:4).
“For ye shall laugh,” the Bible says. Where there is laughter, joy has replaced the sorrow that was once felt. Where there is laughter, a release is felt from the oppression of the wicked. David once wrote, “Fret not thyself because of evildoers…” (Psalm 37:1). If they are the source of tears, forget about it. He goes on to say, “The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming,” (Psalm 37:13). When God laughs, as His followers, we will share in the same joy as our Savior.
The Bible says, He will “appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness…” (Isaiah 61:3), and they will be able to “laugh!”
God has this promise for His people: it won’t always look like this. There will come a time to laugh. Joy is on the horizon!
“But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them: let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.” Psalm 5:11
“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” Psalm 126:5
And, they shall laugh!
“For the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
“Till he fill thy mouth with laughing, and thy lips with rejoicing.” Job 8:21
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope.” Psalm 16:9
“Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Psalm 16:11
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” Psalm 30:5
“Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness.” Psalm 30:11
“In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul.” Psalm 94:19
“This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24
“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.” Psalm 126:2
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” John 15:11
“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” Romans 14:17
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” Romans 15:13
“Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.” Philippians 4:4
“Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory.” 1 Peter 1:8
Excerpt taken from Jesus Teaches His Followers
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