Thursday, January 29, 2009

Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord

There is a little book tucked away in the Old Testament that doesn't get much attention. And yet, it holds a little gem that God led me to several years ago.

"Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior." Habakkuk 3:17-18

This is Habakkuk's personal statement of faith. Despite what problems or disasters come, he would still rejoice in the Lord.

This has been a tough week for many of us and we can take an example from Habakkuk. No, most of us do not have fig trees and olive crops to worry about. Maybe your "fig tree" is the ice storm that has knocked out your electricity, sick kids, overwhelming work responsibilities, or finances. Rewrite his statement of faith in your own words. Make your own statement of faith and see if it helps you rejoice in the Lord.


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