Monday, September 30, 2019

Habakkuk 3:17-19 NIV 2011

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 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 tread on the heights.

Habakkuk was God’s prophet called to the people of Judah. Those people had fallen away from God and were struggling to remember whom God is. He had conversations with God that ultimately led to his amazing declaration of faith. He offered a prayer on behalf of God’s people. His prayer presented insight as to future events. With feet like a deer he remained steadfast and confident in the Lord. The Lord strengthens the faithful to triumph in every circumstance.

There are times in life when the road ahead is dimly lit much like that of Judah prior to the Babylonia captivity. Reading through the book of Habakkuk, I see God’s sovereignty in the life of His servant. A complete commentary of the first two chapters of Habakkuk was found among the Dead Sea Scrolls. Standing, looking ahead at that dimly lit road, I find the Lord strengthens me daily to move forward with Him.

What stands in the way of us sharing His Good News today?

Strengthened because He is with us,

S

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