A couple days before we stepped into August I was attending a prophetic service, it was there I kept hearing the Holy Spirit say, “There is fullness of joy in His presence.” This phrase comes from a passage in Psalm 16:11 NKJV, “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” As I pressed in for more understanding, the Lord began to show me the tears that many have shed in July and the months before would be turning to tears of joy. The Hebrew word for fullness in Psalm 16:11 means abundance or to be satisfied.
Many have cried tears of sadness and frustration in this season and have felt forgotten. The Lord would say to you, “You are not forgotten my child, I collect every tear you cry. You are not alone I am with you.” Psalm 56:8 NLT says, “You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book.” The Hebrew word for tear in this passage is dema meaning juice, wine, or oil.
A lot of you have felt in a dry wilderness place where the Lord has allowed testings and trials to come. The word for bottle in Hebrew that keeps our tears, is the word skin bottle. Sound familiar? Wine skin. Your tears (juice, oil, or wine) that you’ve shed, the Lord has put them in a wineskin. God has used your tears to produce the new wine or the oil needed for your next. The Lord does not waste your tears. There is purpose is your testing. Great testing produces great promotion and anointing.
The tears you have cried in this season, God will use them as the seeds of your breakthrough. Psalms 126:5-6 NIV says, “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.” As this passage says, I prophesy that the tears of this season are causing you to reap songs of joy. It’s time to start singing a new song. New songs shift you into new seasons.
Weeping may endure or last for the night but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5). That’s a promise from the Lord. You may have come into August with sadness and frustration but you’re going to leave August with shouts and songs of joy. Seasons of weeping produce the joy we need to endure the hard seasons. I prophesy you’re coming out of August with a harvest of joy!