Yet, You Still Rejoice

May 21, 2020

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills” Habakkuk 3:17-19, NKJV.

Things weren’t going well for Habakkuk, even God’s people, the way he wanted them to. What used to be flourishing and going right, was now going wrong. But he had to make a decision and so do you.

It’s not when everything is going well that defines you. It’s when it’s not, yet you still choose to rejoice. It’s when your faith is tested, even when you don’t understand the Lord’s sovereignty, yet you still rejoice. Things may not be flourishing right now like it used to. You may have a little, when you would like more than what you have. As with Habakkuk, your field isn’t yielding food. There’s no herd in your stalls. Yet, make it your focus to rejoice because your God always saves.

He will always be good to you. He will strengthen you beyond what you feel you’re capable of. Whether He moves the obstacle or gives you the supernatural grace to leap over it, the supernatural grace to climb it. One way or another, you will win.

Prayer: Father, You are the God of my salvation. I will yet rejoice in You. Even when it doesn’t feel good or I don’t understand Your sovereignty, I will praise You. I ask for wisdom and for You to be my strength right now. My faith will stand in You. My joy will be in You Who saves. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

Study: Psalm 34:1-8, Philippians 4:13 & 19

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