Those who plant in tears
will harvest with shouts of joy.
They weep as they go to plant their seed,
but they sing as they return with the harvest.
-Psalm 126:5-6, NLT

Have you been dejected from receiving rejections instead of seeing your manuscripts in print? Know this, scribe. As we sacrifice ourselves to write the words He calls us to write, there may be intense times of weeping on the journey to get it published. But His promise is sure–He will complete the good work He’s begun. There will be a day when we reap the harvest of our hard work, and that day will be filled with song. Why wait, then? Learn the melody today. In the midst of the tears, learn to sing as you write. Sing praises to the King of kings! After all, we’re just getting ready for the time–His time–when His purposes will be fulfilled through us.

Dear God, place a new song in my heart to sing even in the midst of all the rejections and despair. Remind me of Your promises. Remind me to sing! Amen.

-photo of flowers at Huntington Library by Nancy I. Sanders