Yet, I Will Rejoice In The Lord
Scripture Text: 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. The Sovereign Lord is my strength he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights. Habakkuk 3: 17 -19
The prophet Habakkuk a minor prophet of the Old testament describes about a disaster or calamity.
- No fruit on the fig trees
- No grapes growing on the vines
- No olives
- No produce of food on the field
- No sheep in the pen
- No cattle on the stalls
After explaining this miserable situation the prophet says, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord”.
Though he may face adversity, lack, affliction and literally lose everything he possess Habakkuk boldly declares his faith in the Lord.
But why would he rejoice when facing a tough time?
In verse 19 he says, “The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on high hills.”
You may have labored hard but everything may have turned out to be empty and in vain. You may lack the necessary funds and resources for your life and future.
Even if life is not easy like Habakkuk declare boldly, Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, the Lord is my salvation, He is my strength, he will make my feet like the deer’s feet and make me climb on High places.
Are we able to trust God trust no matter what happens?
When we look up to God our fear vanishes and we will be able to rejoice and be joyful in God our savior.
Job did not waver in his faith even when the blessings were removed from him. In good times and bad times let us rejoice in the Lord. Let us be thankful for all His provisions in our life thus far.
We are living in a day of constant threats of sickness and losing jobs, anguish, pain and distress. Yet in the midst of it all, God does not change!
Let not your circumstances crush your hope in the Lord. Even if we lose all our possessions and face emptiness like Habakkuk let us continue to trust the Lord to meet our needs.