In Psalm 126:1 is says: “We were like them that dream.”
Do we dare to dream any more when we’ve been hurt, disappointed, and have had our visions shattered? Do we even have a hope within us? Sarah laughed when the Lord told her she was going to have a baby. Zecharias was struck dumb because he didn’t believe the angel’s report. Hannah was thought to be drunk by her high priest when she poured out her heart.
Do we have the audacity to ask big once again? Moses dreamed of his people being set free, and he only had a staff. David dreamed of bringing down a giant, and he only had five smooth stones. Proverbs tells us that hope deferred makes the heart sick.
We tend to pine away when we cease to dream. With the promise of the Holy Spirit being poured out was also the promise that we would dream once again, and have visions.
In Psalm 126, it speaks of what followed: laughter, singing, joy and praise. Has it been awhile since you had a good time of laughter, and joyous singing, and praise? This psalm also tells us what proceeds this time is tears.
Jesus told us in John 16:20 that we shall weep and lament, and we at times will have sorrow. But he does not end there. He tells us our sorrow will be turned into joy.
Psalm 126:6 He that goes forth weeping bearing precious seed shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing the sheaves with him. If you weep over lost children as you pray for them; there will be joy in you, like there is in heaven.
Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning; Psalm 30:5