“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation” (Hab. 3:17-18 ESV).
Habakkuk was living in a troubling time. The Babylonians were about to invade his land, spreading violence and destruction throughout the land.
How do you deal with hardships? Do you spend time rejoicing in the God of your salvation? I know I don’t do this very well. I spend most of my time complaining about whatever is troubling me.
But Habakkuk rejoiced. Not because he didn’t face troubles. But because his joy was placed completely in the Lord. Not in the things of this earth. So, whenever he considered the famine and desolation of his land, he remained joyful.
Where have you placed your joy? Like Habakkuk, we must strive to place our joy in Christ.
We must always remember our “yet.”