Often we think of our suffering as senseless. The Psalmist thinks of his suffering as seed. Yes, it is cast to the ground and may look hopeless in the short term. But in God’s hands, these sorrows can – and one day will – be turned into a rich harvest. If we doubt this we must look to Christ – the Seed who was planted on Good Friday in sorrow. His rising on Easter Sunday was the first fruits of a bumper crop – a harvest of cosmic rejoicing. What happened to that Man of Sorrows is the pattern for all believers – sorrow then joy, seed then harvest, cross then resurrection.
PRAY now about your sorrows and be assured that one day soon the harvest is coming.