Life in Christ isn’t about being burden free. Life hits us hard. Life in Christ is about knowing he is God with us. We don’t bear those burdens alone.
We need to know the One who is with us. We need to know the One who is for us.
There are times we sow in tears. There are times when grief is so overwhelming we don’t know if we can bear up through the mess.
But there will be that time when we sense in our spirits that God has come down. He is with us. The tears of sorrow give way to tears of joy. The load gets a bit lighter.
1 When the LORD changed Zion’s circumstances for the better,
it was like we had been dreaming.
2 Our mouths were suddenly filled with laughter;
our tongues were filled with joyful shouts.
It was even said, at that time, among the nations,
“The LORD has done great things for them!”
3 Yes, the LORD has done great things for us,
and we are overjoyed.
4 LORD, change our circumstances for the better,
like dry streams in the desert waste!
5 Let those who plant with tears
reap the harvest with joyful shouts.
6 Let those who go out,
crying and carrying their seed,
come home with joyful shouts,
carrying bales of grain! (Psalm 126, CEB)
Joy can still come. God is with you.