A Song of Ascents.
1 When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, we were like those who dream.
2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them.”
3 The LORD has done great things for us, and we are glad.
4 Bring back our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the South.
5 Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6 He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
Maybe you did screw up and lose faith. Maybe you were “led away into captivity with the wicked.” This Psalm reminds you that there is a time of coming back. It’s what redemption is all about. Know that there will be a time of laughter and singing and celebration for both those who were carried away, and for those who labored endlessly praying for their return.