Rejoice in the Lord

 

Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18

 

These last verses of this chapter are one of the greatest confessions of faith found in the Bible. "Though everything around me fail–the fields, the vineyards, the flocks, the herds–yet will I rejoice in the Lord. " We find similar thought process in the New Testament in Phil. 4:11-13. Habakkuk knew that he had no strength of his own, but that God could give him the strength he would need to go through the trials that lay ahead. "He will make me like a deer–I will jump over the mountains. “How much more this ought to mean to us. Habakkuk looked through the glasses of faith and wondered at God’s program, but in Christ, we know God’s plans for this age Ephesians. 1:8-10, and also in Ephesians chapter 3. We have the entire Bible to study, and Habakkuk did not have this. We have the record of life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ, as well as the promise of His coming again. If any people ought to walk by faith and rejoice in the Lord, it is the Christian church today. Yet too often we doubt, complain, grumble, whine, do our own thing (will), and even criticize what God is doing. Oh! how much are we grieving the heart of God!!!

 

Dear Lord, help us to practice what we proclaim and preach. As David says in Psalm 34:1, help us to bless the Lord at ALL times. In Jesus name, we Pray. Amen