Weekly Truth

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John 16:20

Memorizing Scripture is one of the best ways to carry God-breathed truth, instruction, and reproof wherever we go.

This week, we’re committing to memory this profound promise from Jesus to His disciples.

“I assure you: You will weep and wail, but the world will rejoice. You will become sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn to joy.”
—John 16:20

Write this verse down and post it on your mirror or at your desk, in your car or on the fridge—anywhere you’ll see it often. Save the image below as your phone’s lock screen so you can read these words of truth throughout the day.

We want to be a community that is intentional about scripture memorization. Will you join us?

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  1. Haven Bruner says:

    This will help me me be more intentional about memorizing scripture

  2. Kristen Brock says:

    I really struggle with holding grief AND joy. I know that’s what we’re called to and I want to be good at it, but my head tells me that if I feel the happy then I’m done with the sad and it’s just not true. I pray this study continues to help me with holding both joy and grief together.

  3. Heather Schopp says:

    Truly weeping right now with the realization that where I have been planted for the last two years in a small business is not where I am to stay. Gods timing is always perfect and so is this verse

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  5. Melissa Mcronney says:

    Praise God

  6. Laura Theobald says:

    I feel this scripture. This week was the one year anniversary of my grandmother passing away, and I miss her so much even though I know she is with Jesus. Then I also got my LSAT score back, and it was a vast improvement and I’m excited about the options I have now for law school. And my boyfriend and I picked out an engagement ring last weekend, so I’m excited for an upcoming proposal. It’s bittersweet, since my grandmother would’ve been so proud of me for both things and it pains me that she won’t be there for any of it. God truly has a way of creating times of mourning and times of joy so close to one another.

  7. Abby says:

    Another great reminder! I wrote this on a sticky note and put it on the wall my desk is up against. It will be my reminder all throughout Thanksgiving week since I lost my Grandpa the Monday before Thanksgiving in 2017.

  8. Churchmouse says:

    The world shrugs at sin while Christians weep over it. The world dances while we mourn. Yet we know our Lord and Savior is coming again and will set all things right. We will rejoice then while the world will tremble. We mourn now. The world will mourn then. Until that day we wisely go about our Father’s business, sharing the living Hope we know and trust.

  9. Aries Wang says:

    This is a wonderful promise and consolation to remember!

  10. Moriah says:

    I just want to recommend a book that changed my heart and life about barrenness and loss. It’s called Every Bitter Thing so Sweet by sarah hagerty. Its the kind of book where I wept and just felt like she was sharing her struggles and intimacy with God straight from my own thoughts and life! I hope it encourages you beautiful sisters!

  11. Josefina says:

    About a month ago my husband and I experienced a miscarriage. It was our first baby. And I can honestly say that the pain is still there. There are many nights I pray to always remember this experience and there’s also many times I want to run away from this journey. But as much as it’s caused me sorrow, I know that it’ll give me the reason to be joyful. Because even though my heart is aching and I would’ve loved to meet that sweet baby of ours, God had a different story, and His name will be glorified through my journey.

    1. Carey Frances Blankenship says:

      This is so, so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  12. Katie says:

    Good is always there!

  13. Lana says:

    This was encouraging. We lost our second child, Hope, by miscarriage early this year. We have not become pregnant since, but two of my friends have become pregnant. God has given me joy to rejoice with my sisters. There is weeping and rejoicing.

    1. Mallory says:

      I’m sorry Lana. I’m experiencing similar paths. I had a stillborn son, Noah last April 2015 and a year later found out we were pregnant with our rainbow baby but suffered a miscarriage with this baby. Both of my closest friends are pregnant and it’s bittersweet for me.

  14. Caroline says:

    What an interesting verse in comparison to the problems of our world today. While he world rejoices at sin and welcomes it into everything, I often find myself confused, remorseful, and definitely lamenting at the state of our world. BUT soon, and very soon, He will turn our sorrow to joy! Praying for a day when I can look around me and see Jesus living abundantly in this crazy, messy world.

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  15. Amy says:

    I have been hearing Holy Spirit tell me that it’s time for joy. I have mourned long enough; it’s time to step into his joy and be the atmosphere changer he designed me to be. Joy for me requires my obedience, but he promises in my obedience there is freedom.

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  16. Darcey says:

    In January I found out I was pregnant with my first child. In February my uncle was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. On the day of his surgery, I told him before anyone else in my family that I am expecting. He was so happy & full of hope. On Memorial Day, he passed away. 19 days later, his sister, my Aunt, had a massive stroke & died in her house after it had caught on fire. She lived right beside me. This devotional series & particularly this verse has helped with my grief. I have wept and wept but soon my sorrows will turn into joy with the upcoming birth of my daughter.

  17. Jennifer C says:

    I love verse 22- keep reading- “your hearts will rejoice and no one will take that joy from you”!

    1. Marissa Morgan says:


  18. Churchmouse says:

    Lord, help me to be fully present to Your Presence today. Let me accept all of my emotions that come and may I give glory to you in their expression. Temper reality with kindness. Temper confusion with trust. Temper anger with self reflection. Temper joy with gratitude. Temper weeping with laughter. Temper mourning with dancing. Temper disappointment with hope. In all that comes my way, may I love You well. Amen.

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    2. Amanda L says:

      Beautiful. Amen!

    3. Casie says:

      I love your prayer! This world is a mess! Filled with hate and sadness yet replying with gratitude, kindness and joy is amazing! Amen!

    4. Tochi Heredia says:

      Churchmouse, I just wanted to let you know that your words brought tears to my eyes.
      Sometimes I get so overwhelmed by emotion that I can’t seem to find my voice to pray about them. Your words provided that for me. Thank you and may you be blessed and strengthened this week! :);

      1. Churchmouse says:

        Thank you for your kind words.

    5. Brandi says:

      Amen! Thank you for this this morning!

    6. April says:

      Churchmouse, your prayer is one I’ll be adopting big time this week. I’ve fought the emotions all summer, but it’ll come to a head this week. My oldest (my son) graduated in May & heads to college next week; my daughter & I are deeply struggling with the changes coming to our little family, she is heading into her Junior year of high school. I do pray & ask the Lord’s help – to be fully present in His Presence, to accept all of my emotions – giving Him all glory so I may love Him, and my children, well.

      1. Churchmouse says:

        Praying for your family changes. Thank you for your sweet comment

    7. Victoria says:

      Thank you

  19. Amanda says:

    This is such a nice verse and I feel like I’m on a good way to memorize it. Thank you for this post!

  20. Hannah says:

    Love, love this verse. Thank you so much for this!!