“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the field yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herds in the stalls. Yet will I rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD GOD is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills”.
(Habakkuk 3:17-19 NKJV).
READ: Habakkuk 3
We have come to the conclusion of this series on the benefits of pain. We saw Habakkuk at the beginning of the book crying, and complaining. He was even questioning God’s judgment. However note how he ended the book. What better way to end such an episode. We saw him graduate from one that seemed without hope, bitter, and grouchy to one who has cause to be hopeful. The situation hadn’t changed; but there was a change of attitude. What could be the reason for this sudden change? Perception! The way he saw the calamity and the pain he was passing through at the time he wrote the final verses of the book is quite different from that of the initial verses of the same book. What you see determines your reality.
Once he was able to have his perception changed everything about him changed. And he rendered one of the most beautiful poems in the scriptures. It can happen to you. If you have carefully followed what we’ve been saying for the last seven days of this topic, you should be singing a poem now like Habakkuk. Even if everything is cut off, through the pain He said he will never forsake you. All you need do is relax and rest your case in Him. Allow Him to teach you what He has to teach and you learn quietly believing that He has your good at heart.
Father I thank You for Your assurance this day; give me the encouragement needed to pass through each day victoriously, in Jesus name. Amen.