Everyday I am reminded of the simple truths that
God's timing is not my own
He is still to be worshipped
even when our circumstances don't seem good or promising or fair.
These are important truths to learn (and keep learning),
but also hard ones to swallow.
This verse in Habakkuk has been a convicting and encouraging one for me,
and I challenge anyone else to write their own version when you are faced with a trial or difficulty.
"Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior."
The truth is, I have experienced more pain and heartbreak
than I thought I could ever bear
over the past 6 months,
but though I have many "thoughs"
I am choosing to end my sentences with the "yet"!
I WILL REJOICE!
I will be joyful in the Lord.
Only He can give me the strength to rejoice,
but I also must choose this... and it really is the better way.