15 January 2013

Are you happy enough to be a weeper?

Tim Keller's exposition of Psalm 39:12-13 & 126:1-6 is just simply exceptional and blessing. He brings out the lesson that we should "expect tears, invest the tears and pray the tears." We must stop living the fantasy that our lives will be nearly perfect as Christians. That is a sad falsehood wherein many find there hope and eventually will be disappointed. You can listen or download here. Be blessed friends.

  “Hear my prayer, O LORD,
        and give ear to my cry;
        hold not your peace at my tears!
    For I am a sojourner with you,
        a guest, like all my fathers.
    Look away from me, that I may smile again,
        before I depart and am no more!”
(Psalm 39:12-13 ESV)

    When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion,
        we were like those who dream.
    Then our mouth was filled with laughter,
        and our tongue with shouts of joy;
    then they said among the nations,
        “The LORD has done great things for them.”
    The LORD has done great things for us;
        we are glad.
    Restore our fortunes, O LORD,
        like streams in the Negeb!
    Those who sow in tears
        shall reap with shouts of joy!
    He who goes out weeping,
        bearing the seed for sowing,
    shall come home with shouts of joy,
        bringing his sheaves with him.
(Psalm 126 ESV)

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