It isn’t over yet

It was well past the time for figs and there was nothing on the tree. The hot sun hung over the land and instead of grass there was only dusty haze stirred up by the wind. Habakkuk looked at the difficult circumstances of his present life but he decided he was going to rejoice any way.
He sung out “Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls—yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” (Hab 3:17)
He believed that no matter what the situation looked like rejoicing in the Lord’s goodness was always appropriate, because nothing we see and experience is final. He knew that our present lack does not determine our future supply. He understood that our future is not determined by our past but by God and our faith response. He also knew that rejoicing in God would attract Gods presence and miracle producing Spirit of fruitfulness more than complaining about the present.
He knew that the future is changed more by praising and prophesying Gods promises more than by being miserable. The prophet knew things are changed by faith. He proclaimed that God faithfulness and power meant the present situation is never final.
Friend, God still has a harvest time for you to enjoy. Thank him for it in spite of contradiction or any apparent drought in “your land”


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