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Restore our fortunes, Lord, like watercourses in the Negev. Those who sow in tears will reap with shouts of joy. Psalm 126:4–5

Joy can seem like a difficult reality to walk in. Sometimes all we have is the memory of joy past and long for this joy to return. This psalm recalls joyful times for the people of God and looks ahead to anticipate how God will restore this joy. Yet, we must sometimes be patient to see joy come to fruition while we remain faithful along the way.