CHOOSING TO REJOICE
There are a people I have met in my life time, and many more I know of, who are much worse off than I am, and they choose to rejoice in their circumstances. Some have the daily pressure of suffering or persecution; even the threat of death, yet their hearts are happy to be able to tell one more person about Jesus.
I have come to the conclusion that, while circumstances can make a difference to a degree, the real difference is in our hearts. If the heart is anchored in a strong, intimate relation in the Lord, then circumstance are only the canvas on which God paints a mural of His work for others to see.
Israel was caught between two monarchies that were crushing the people of God; Assyria and Babylon. The Prophet Habakkuk wondered why God used a wicked nation to discipline His people. It seemed hopeless. The prophet learned that there was something mysterious about the ways of God he could not understand. Where does Habakkuk turn? Digest these verses for the answer.
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments” (Habakkuk 3:17–19).
Will you join Habakkuk in this attitude? You will end up in worship no matter what you face.
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