I just finished reading the short book of Habakkuk in my Bible. Habakkuk is a prophet and he had a conversation (borderline argument) with God about all the evil in the world. In the end (after the conversation), Habakkuk puts his trust in God. No matter all the evil in the world and how everything around him is gloom and doom, he puts his faith in God.
Here is my favorite part of Habakkuk’s conversation with God.
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fall, And the field produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, And there be no cattle in the stalls, YET I WILL EXULT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.” ~Habakkuk 3:17-18
I have to ask myself, do I do this? What if my faith were this strong?
Allow me to put this in modern language,
For me, Even though it is a gray and gloomy winter day, even though I feel overwhelmed by all I have to do, even though I need to lose weight, even though there is such evil in the world . . .
or maybe for some . . .
Even though I am in poor health, even though I have lost a loved one, even though I am financially struggling, even though my spouse or partner left me, even though my loved one is struggling with an addiction or I am struggling with an addiction, even though I lost my job, even though my house is being foreclosed on, even though I am alone and lonely . . . and the list goes on . . .
YET I WILL EXULT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.
God sees our hearts. He sees our sincerity. No matter what we are facing today or how bad things may seem, put your faith in the God who created the Heavens and the Earth and loves us like no other. He sees our heart; he sees our faith.
I WILL EXULT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.