By Kingsley Baehr

This old adage has more significance that just a statement about the weather.

Consider the following:



Habakkuk 3:17 Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines... and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herds in the stalls.
Habakkuk 3:18 - Yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Psalm 126:5 Those who sow in tears.
Psalm 126:5 shall reap in joy.
Matthew 5:11 Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My (Jesus') sake.
Matthew 5:12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven.
2 Corinthians 6:10 As sorrowful, as poor, as having nothing,
2 Corinthians 6:10 yet always rejoicing; yet making many rich yet possessing all things.
Psalm 30:5 Weeping may endure for a night,
Psalm 30:5 but joy comes in the morning.
John 16:33 - ... In the world you will have tribulation...
John 16:33 - These things I have spoken to you, that in Me (Jesus) you may have peace... but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
1 Corinthians 15:19 - If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
1 Corinthians 15:57 - But thanks be to God Who give us the victory through our Lord

1 Corinthians 15:58 - Therefore, ... be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.