August 13 – Psalm 126

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Reading: Psalm 126

A song of ascents.

When the Lord restored the fortunes of Zion,
    we were like those who dreamed.
Our mouths were filled with laughter,
    our tongues with songs of joy.
Then it was said among the nations,
    “The Lord has done great things for them.”
The Lord has done great things for us,
    and we are filled with joy.

Restore our fortunes, Lord,
    like streams in the Negev.
Those who sow with tears
    will reap with songs of joy.
Those who go out weeping,
    carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
    carrying sheaves with them.

SOAP Note

Contagious Joy | Marianne Toovey

Scripture

Psalm 126:2

Observation

God has done such amazing things for His people that they just couldn’t help but be filled with joy! So much so, in fact, that even those around them could see what God had done in their lives. All because of joy!

Application

I love the word joy. It’s so much more powerful than just plain, old “happy.” And I find that even though this year has been the hardest of my life, I found more joy than ever before. God has done some pretty amazing things in me, and I just hope it shows to the people around me! He’s filled me with joy and I just can’t hide it!

Prayer

Dear God, You are amazing! Thank You for all the wonderful things You’ve done in my life this year. I pray that the joy You’ve given me is contagious and that people will have to look at me and say, “the Lord has done great things for her.” I love You! In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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