“Although the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the vines, though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields 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 1:17-18).
After the prophet debated with God about the difficult times to come, he finally yielded to God’s Word. He acknowledged that although difficult times were inevitable, he would exult in the Lord and rejoice. He was going to trust God to help him rise above it all. When we see trouble on the horizon, do we trust or run? Ten years ago, we were facing Y2K. Remember the predictions that everything would stop in 2000? Would we have been faithful if everything stopped? When everything stops, that is the when we need to be most faithful. Let’s trust the Lord in good times and especially in bad times.
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