“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be
in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall
yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” ~Habakkuk 3:17-18
Sometimes it seems that nothing is quite going our way. Maybe money’s tight, a child keeps getting sick, a job situation is stressful, or there’s a spiritual temptation over which we just can’t seem to get victory. Maybe our attitude becomes “Woe is me.”
It’s easy to get discouraged, to feel like life is against us and we’re not prospering as we should. But let’s don’t live there! Let’s take Habakkuk’s approach; let’s live in the “yet.” Let’s rejoice in the Lord when times are good and still rejoice in the Lord when times are bad. What’s going on around us may not be good, but God always is! There’s always joy and praise to be found when we focus on Him.
Don’t live in the despair of difficult circumstances; choose to live in the “yet” and rejoice in the Lord!