“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights”
The prophet Habakkuk berated the Lord for allowing evil to run riot in the land, and then questioned God’s method for bringing judgment. But by the third chapter of this short and powerful book, Habakkuk has come to a deeper sense of trust in God’s plans and purposes. While he is clear-eyed about the state of the world and the difficulties that he and the people of God will have to withstand, he remains confident in the Lord. He knows that he can rest on the Saviour to rescue once more and can stand firm in the strength of Him who alone enables us to endure. Today, the world can sometimes still appear to us as an arena of godlessness, oppression and tragedy, but may we not be those who are dismayed by that, but those who take strength from the Lord, and are steadfast in our certainty that His justice will prevail, in His way and time.
Yours in our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Müllers Prayer Team.