Words of Encouragement from the Scripture: Habakkuk 3:17-19

17 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,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
    I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
19 God, the Lord, is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the deer's;
    he makes me tread on my high places.

Out of great pain and sense of hopelessness the prophet of God spoke these words of hope,
words of determination that nothing will deter him from trusting the Lord, from waiting on Him
The servant of God declared victory in the midst of calamity, trials and a sense of helplessness
Sometimes, as believers it may appear that we are losing ground on every step and in every way we turn
It may seem as though everything is falling apart before our eyes
The servant of God has just reminded us that our response must always reflect our trust in God
It must reflect our faith in God's faithfulness, in God's grace and in God's commitment
We are never alone in our battles, no matter how tough they may be
We must exercise faith, trusting God to intervene our behalf so that we declare victory in the midst of trials
victory "for in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us" (Romans 8:37).

@Solomon Kendagor

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