Day 7

Weekly Truth

from the Mourning and Dancing reading plan


John 16:20

BY She Reads Truth

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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35 thoughts on "Weekly Truth"

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Aries Wang says:

    This is a wonderful promise and consolation to remember!

  5. 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!

  6. 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.

  7. Katie says:

    Good is always there!

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