It’s hard to sing when you feel like crying isn’t it?
The prophet, Habakkuk understood this. Filled with fear and sorrow he penned these words, “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren: even though the flocks die in the fireds, and cattle barns are empty, I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.” Habakkuk 3:17-19.
The Lord first gave me these verses while I was journeying through cancer, but I have returned to them many times since. There are moments in life when it feels like everything is going wrong but in these words I find hope! Praising God is always my choice. When I choose to praise Him he fills me with the strength I need for every disappointment, challenge and sorrow. When we choose to praise God, the Holy Spirit strengthens us in a way that is impossible to explain.
So let’s play a little game. Let’s re-write this song of Habakkuk to our present day situation. It might be something like this:
Though the fridge has no food and the stock market crashes,
Though there are no cars in the garage……..
Though I am struggling with illness……
Now, you add a line – leave a comment and leave a line that starts with “Though…………………. and ends with yet, I will rejoice in the Lord. I’ll choose one winner and send them a worship CD!