Pocket Sized Thoughts – Habakkuk – Part 8

Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord …” Habakkuk 3:18

This is the conclusion of Habakkuk’s prayer. There is a condition in the statement, that is a ‘yet’. What he is saying is that in spite of what is happening, He would set himself and determine to rejoice, not in just anything, but in the Lord. Faith sees beyond the natural eye. There may appear cause for despair (the tree may not blossom, etc, v.17), but faith sees more. It sees God and believes that He is good. As the eye of faith sees what God is really like, it causes the heart, my heart, our hearts, to leap with irrepressible joy. It cannot be kept down. Rejoice in all that’s happening today? Yes, because, this is no self-persuasion, or the result of mere positive thinking; this faith arises from personal relationship with the living God. Because faith is based upon the solid foundation of an eternal, unchanging God, it has the power to help us keep going and to continue to rejoice always.

PRAYER :- “Lord, thank you that you are ever dependable and never fail. Therefore, I do not rejoice in things, but I rejoice in you.”