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 rejoice 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
This is a Hymn of Faith. It is a song.
The prophet and the people of Judah may have used this hymn to worship the Lord. They may have sung this song as a reminder and encouragement to trust God in times of trial and hardship!
These words were written to encourage us. They were written to remind us to trust Jesus in times when we surer trial and hardship!
Our young men are sent off to fight in foreign lands. Some of them return maimed or scarred physically and emotionally. Others never come home. Our enemies lay down on the altar of death to strike fear and intimidate us wherever they can.
Our government is led by scandalous people who force feed their new age agenda to us. The cost of living rises drastically even when jobs are hard to find.
Drugs addiction is rampant. Gangs and organized crime run the streets of our cities. Homeless camps can be found in communities all over the country.
Where is God? What are we to do?
God is with us. Jesus promised never to leave us or turn His back on us. We must continue to trust Jesus. We must continue to seek the Lord. We must continue to worship our Lord and Savior!
God wants to display the power of His might in us and through us!
Jesus has the power to raise us up above the obstacles in our path. He can work miracles in us and through us. Jesus will meet our needs. Jesus will be glorified in us and through our lives!
In times of need, trial and hardship draw near to Jesus. He will draw near to you!
Jesus wants to show you how much He loves you. Jesus wants to show you how much He can accomplish with one surrendered heart. Be a living example of God’s love, grace, mercy and power to the people living all around you today!
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