Psalm 126:6 (KJV); He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
In prayer, God responds to His Word.
There are times when one may feel overwhelmed and hard-pressed by circumstances and they find themselves weeping in the presence of God. But even when one weeps, they should not forget the Word.
If you are complaining to God about something, complain according to the truth. If you are crying over an issue, cry with His Word.
Hagar witnessed this in her life. When she was thrown out by Sarah and found herself dying in the wilderness with her son, she cried to God. God’s answer reminds us of what great importance He attaches to His Word.
The Bible says in Genesis 21:17, “And God heard the voice OF THE LAD; and the angel of God called to Hagar out of heaven, and said unto her, What aileth thee, Hagar? fear not; for God hath heard the VOICE OF THE LAD where he is.”
God did not hear Hagar cry, He heard the seed of Abraham, Ishmael, cry.
To fully see the implications of this, you must understand that by the testimony of Luke 8:11, the parable is that the seed is the Word. In Hagar’s case, it was more than just the lad crying, it was the seed of Abraham, which seed by analogy represents the Word.
Our theme scripture also reminds us of this salient truth. Even if you go forth weeping, you must do so bearing precious seed [the Word].
Like God heard the Word in Hagar’s case, if you go forth weeping yet bearing the Word, your tears shall be turned to joy, that is, you shall enjoy the results of answered prayer.
FURTHER STUDY: Luke 8:11, Genesis 21:16-17
GOLDEN NUGGET: In prayer, God responds to His Word. If you are complaining to God about something, complain according to the truth. If you are crying over an issue, cry with His Word.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. Thank You for the gift of Your Word. It frames and shapes my prayer no matter the circumstance in which I find myself. The Word dwells richly in me, flows from my heart and is the basis of my communion. In Jesus’ name, Amen.