I love it
when a scripture jumps off the page at me screaming, “This is for you! This is
for you!” Well, maybe not literally but the Holy Spirit definitely illuminates
certain verses at just the right moment. I’ve been praying for someone who is
in a situation that is hopeless unless the Lord intervenes. I recently received
a letter from him, asking to pray that he would have the faith of
Noah and of Joseph,who both faces insurmountable odds. I am praying God would give him faith that surpasses
that of both of these men, and that God would give him unspeakable joy in the midst of his suffering.
As I was
praying and seeking the scriptures, three verses seemed to scream at me.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 say,
“Though the fig
tree should not blossom
And there be no fruit
on the vines,
yield of the olive should fail
off from the fold
exult in the Lord,
Habakkuk could see nothing praiseworthy on this earth, he still chose to
rejoice in the Lord. I am reminded of the lyrics of Matt Redman’s song, “Blessed Be the
blessed be His name.
rejoice in the midst of incredible hardships and suffering? I believe it is
when we rejoice that we are changed. We no longer focus on our circumstances
but on the glory of the Lord. It is then that we find peace. It is then that we experience unexplainable joy.
curious about the end of this verse. “And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet
and makes me walk on my high places.” I’m going to have to do a little more research
on this. If any of you have any insight, I’d love to hear it!