Posted by on January 20, 2013

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

Habakkuk 3:17-18

It’s not easy to praise God when life is hard and not going your way. How might you write these verses to reflect your own life?

Here’s my attempt:

Though the words

do not

get written

and there are

no

insights

Though the fight offers

no promise

And the understanding

never comes

Though there is

no laughter and

though my dream may 

vanish,

and life may bring

heartache

yet

I will

REJOICE

in the Lord

I will 

BE JOYFUL

in God

my Savior.

We can praise God even in the storm. Why? Because he loves us furiously and there is nothing, nothing at all that can ever separate us from that love. So as we face the hardships of today, may our hope sink deep and pull out the promise of tomorrow.

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Sara
9 years ago

Preach it, Sista! Just this morning, I was reworking the old song, “Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say: Rejoice!” Tracking right with you…

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