Psalm 126:1-4 <<A Song of degrees.>> (1) When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. (2) Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD hath done great things for them. (3) The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad. (4) Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.
In verse one, the Psalmist talks of the Lord’s past deliverance as being like a dream. The turning of the captivity was so unbelievable that they could only respond with laughter, singing, and praise, (vs. 2-3). Then, in a statement that reveals their absolute dependence upon the Lord, they ask Him to deliver them (turn their captivity) again.
The turning of Zion’s captivity is a type of the Believer being delivered from the captivating power of sin. When the Lord delivers us from these sins, our response should be one of laughter, singing, and praise before the lost. Further-more, like Israel, we should show our dependence on the Lord by seeking His continuing deliverance in our lives.