Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls; Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Habakkuk 3:17,18
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
It was an old, worn devotional book that recently brought me back to Habakkuk. Things weren’t good for Habakkuk. In fact, that would be a drastic understatement. Things were awful – and the immediate future didn’t offer positive change. Habakkuk was a prophet, yet he was human being just as we are. He wrestled with the current events as he contemplated the plight of his nation and himself.
Keeping hope when circumstances tempt hopelessness? Allowing the joy song to resound in the midst of sorrow? This seemed impossible then, and there are moments when it seems impossible today. But, Habakkuk discovered a marvelous truth that brought his struggle to surrender. A truth that lifted his eyes to a Sovereign God filled with loving kindness, and brought him to worship.
“Habakkuk learned that life cannot be a solo affair; it is a duet. If life were a solo, it would mean a tragic breakdown when the high notes must be reached, or the low ones melodiously sounded. A duet means harmony – human life linked on to divine purpose and power. Habakkuk’s experience shows that you have lost nothing if you have not lost God.” J. Stuart Holden
“The road is dusty; the journey is long. Look up! Look up in the early morning when the sun comes peeping over the horizon, out of the shadows of the night. Look up in the noontide when the resting spot is still afar in the distance. Look up when you see the even-star.” Lettie Cowman
Join yourself to the ultimate leader of song, Jesus Himself, and know – you need never face the music alone. Place your life in His hands and know —
the music of an individual life is best as a duet.
“I will praise Him, yes, I’ll praise Him!
There will be a better day.
There will be a bright tomorrow
God will never pass away.”
By: Janene A. Dubbeld/FGG
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