“Even though the fig trees are all destroyed, and there is neither blossom left nor fruit; though the olive crops all fail, and the fields lie barren; even if the flocks die in the fields and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will be happy in the God of my salvation.” ~ Habakkuk 3:17-18
I’m so grateful for the “yet” in the above passage. It means that even though I’m fighting a difficult battle right now, God has a purpose in it and will use it for His glory.
Even though I feel depressed most of the time and I have little to no energy – yet I will rejoice in the Lord.
Even though my mind swirls with unwanted thoughts that incite fear and doubt – yet I will rejoice in the Lord.
Even though I have no idea if/when there will be a break-through in my treatment – yet I will rejoice in the Lord.
It’s so easy to say that I will rejoice in the Lord in the midst of trials…but will I truly practice this? I want to. I don’t want my attitude and actions to be dependent upon my circumstances. I want to be grounded in my relationship with God and my knowledge of His Word. I want to have true joy!
So what is your “even though?” And how well are you doing with rejoicing in the Lord in the midst of your suffering? Let’s pray for each other regarding this! ❤