This is a promise that reminds us to put one foot in front of the other. It tells us that our present sorrow, the distress we are smack dab in the middle of – is not the end, but is the time to sow.
Sometimes, when all seems hopeless, we do the right thing – that thing we should/must do – and we may cry right through it. Then we do the right thing again and we cry. And maybe our tears are for things we have lost, for situations that seem hopeless, for the efforts we’ve made that seem utterly futile. But there are things you do because they are the right thing. And it is the time to do them.
Don’t be deceived. God is not mocked. You will reap what you sow. Galatians 6.7
You pray and you sow and you use lots of tissue.
Humble yourselves under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. 1 Peter 5.6
In due time.
And when the time is right (when it is “due”), you not only reap a harvest, you reap an arms-full harvest of rejoicing, of over-the-top-songs-of-joy and rejoicing! This is the promise of a God who is watchful. And He keeps His promises.
You may ask me how I know. :)