Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Habakkuk 3:17-18 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.

Habakkuk was God’s prophet. God answered his prayer regarding Judah’s future. Habakkuk 1:6, “I am raising up the Babylonians, that ruthless and impetuous people, who sweep across the whole earth to seize dwellings not their own.” A religious man of God, he continued his conversation with the Lord leading to his revelation that God is holy. In anticipation of Babylon’s destructive invasion, he triumphantly yielded to the Lord just as others did. Isaiah 61:10a, “I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God.” God strengthens His faithful to triumph in all circumstances.

I can only imagine the strength of Habakkuk upon hearing God’s words. In the end he was able to respond with his confession of faith. It’s a book I enjoy reading through at least once a year to remind me of God’s sovereignty. Knowing he heard God’s voice helps me listen for His still small voice daily while I look to Him for direction in navigating this crazy world. A saved sinner, I pray He continues guiding me toward His perfect path. God strengthens me to triumph in every single circumstance.

How is God strengthening you today?

Triumphant because we’re His,

S

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