Habakkuk 3:17-19

Habakkuk 3:17-19

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crops fail and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls…” the poor man had a few problems. To others it may have looked over for Habakkuk. People may have just been waiting for him to throw in the towel and give up. But as we will see he did not surrender to those problems. In the next verse-Yet (nonetheless or in spite of) I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk is choosing to rejoice because, he is confessing that the Lord God is his Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places.

When we are faced with what seems as if nothing good is happening in our life-bank account is in the red, the pain persist, that addiction is creeping back in, laid off—-this is not the time to surrender to a attitude of why me, but take on the attitude of, “I will rejoice.”

The difference between the person who is defeated and the person who is victorious is their attitude. Habakkuk was able to rejoice in spite of all that was happening in his life because of his attitude. He was choosing to say, yet in all these things that are happening, “God is my strength.”

Attitude is controlled by choice. Choose to rejoice in spite of. Regardless of the circumstances, begin to rejoice! Rejoicing is an expression of joy.The joy of the Lord is your strength. This too shall pass. Behold, the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. Things are being put in order on your behalf. Be strengthened now in Praise to our Sovereign God!!!!

Pastor Shirley

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