They that sow in tears, shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his shaves with him.
Heartfelt brokenness and faithful sowing in agonizing prayer will bring from God the blessings of renewal, revival, and miraculous works (c.f Matt: 5:4; 2cor. 9:6).
Believers are assured that what they now diligently sow will be abundantly blessed by God in the future. So let us sow unto God faithfulness, righteousness, and intercession, regardless of whatever pain we may be experiencing, knowing that there will be a great harvest of God’s blessings (C.f Jer. 31:9)- “They shall come with weeping, and with supplications will I lead them: I will cause them to walk by the rivers of water in a straight way, where in they shall not stumble: for I am a father to Israel, and Ephraim is my firstborn”.
(Matt: 5:4) To mourn is to grieve over own weakness in relation to Gods’ standard of righteousness and kingdom power (vs. 6); (Matt. 6:3) it is also to “Mourn” over the things that grieve God, to have our feelings in sympathy with the feelings of God, and to be afflicted in our Spirit over the sins, immorality, and cruelty manifested in the world.
(Acts. 20:19; 2pet. 2:8) Those who mourn are comforted by receiving from the father “righteousness and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost” (Rm. 14:17).
You can now see how this two great believers used what is given to them by God to profit God and His Kingdom; One each from Old and New Testaments.