Reap In Joy

Thursday, December 13th, 2018

Joy is on the other side of the storm; joy is on the other side of the trouble.
Marcus Gill


Hey, my friends! Marcus Gill here. I am excited about giving you this Word form the Lord. You know, in the book of Psalm 126, the Bible tells us, “Those who have sown in tears shall reap in joy.” Now, as much as I would love to tell you as a child of God, or as a believer everyday of your life will be perfect. You will never be sad, you will never have troubles. You will never cry. I would love to give you that message, but unfortunately, I can’t lie to you and tell you this. This would be false. This would be giving you a false pretense about what it means to be a believer.

Being a believer is going to require some trouble. It is going to require us to go through some storms. Even David said, “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil. Why? Because God is with me.” That is the good news about going through what we go through. That’s the good news about the trouble we will face.  Everyday we wake up and I pray and I believe God that today is going to be a great day. Unfortunately, there are times we declare we are going to have a great day, we declare everything is going to be perfect, we declare it is going to be a bright and sunny day – spiritually and in the natural. Then we face an obstacle. We face some trouble. Sad to say, some of our troubles and some of our storms take us to a place where we get angry, we get sad, we get upset. We weep, we cry, and we start worrying.

I want to give you some good news about the storms in life.  You say, “Marcus, what do you mean good news about storms?” Yea, there is some good news about our storms. You want to know what that good news is? The good news is that the storm will not last forever. Whatever storm you have had to deal with, whatever struggle you had to deal with, whatever trouble you had to face – even recently. I want you to know something.  Trouble doesn’t last always. Yea, though you may have gone through some tears, you may have cried. You probably cried your pillow soaking wet last night. Who knows? Listen to me. The Bible tells us there in Psalm 126. “Those of us who have sown in tears shall reap in joy.” We’ve gone through our storms, we have gone through fights, we have gone through trouble. We have had our ups and downs. You have had your times where you had to cry. But guess what? You’re going to reap in joy. Joy is on the other side of the storm; joy is on the other side of the trouble.

Those lies that have been told on you? The layoffs, maybe you didn’t get the house, maybe you didn’t get the promotion. Maybe the relationship didn’t work out. Listen, you’ve cried your tears – yesterday. Today, I want to declare, you are getting ready to reap in joy. The Bible declares, “For His anger endureth but for a moment. And in His favor is light. Weeping may endure for a night.” But, what does that next part say?  Come on, tell me. What comes in the morning? “Joy comes in the morning.” I want to give you this word of encouragement today. No matter what you go through, you keep your joy. No matter what you face, you keep your joy. No matter what they say, you keep your joy. The joy of the Lord is your strength! So keep your head up. Keep praise in your mouth. Be like David, like he said in Psalm 24, “I will bless the Lord at all times and His praises shall continually be in my mouth. You’ve cried your tears, you’ve wept already, you’ve been worried, and you’ve gone through the storm. Even if you are still in the middle of it, God is going to cause you to reap in joy. It is celebration time.  Don’t wait until this battle is over. Make up in your mind that today is going to be the day where you go ahead and shout for the victory in advance. Things are getting better for you right now. Remember, no matter what, everyday of your life is a day of victory!