Thursday, November 11, 2010

I will yet Praise God!

I came across a wonderful passage of scripture in Habakkuk that I wanted to share.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines,the produce of the olive failand the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the foldand 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.

In this day and age of uncertainty we should take great comfort and be able to rejoice as Habakkuk did, that though all our earthly comforts may fail, when our hope and vision is set on God, we recognize that He is our salvation. He is our strength. Even in the midst of what could surely make one heavy with worry, he makes our feet like that of a deer. Can you picture a deer leaping? I can. They are so "sure of foot", and can climb the steepest hills or mountains. That my friends is what God gives us.

Yes the external forecast may look bleak by human standards, and there may be times of trouble, but resolve within yourself to say:

I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength

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Mocha with Linda said...

I love these verses.

Have you ever read Hind's Feet on High Places by Hannah Hurnard?

Mari said...

I like the section that say - Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! What a great proclamation and something to remember when things in life don't go the way we want them to.

Connie said...

We are reminded that everything may leave or faill but our GOD never leaves us. How blest we are!

Shelley said...

Amen friend - wonderful thoughts!

Deb said...

Great Post!! Linda spoke of the book Hinds Feet on High Places, Excellent book, a must read! Blessings,