Hello, Wednesday! Ready for Habakkuk? Drop to the comments and share what verse touched you this week. And next week, take a peek at Zephaniah. (Spoiler Alert: One of my very favorite Bible verses is in Zephanaiah!)
Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)–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 Savior.
What’s truly important in life? As much as we need shelter and food and other physical things, they are simply not what matters. God is what matters. If anything else has taken priority in your life, it’s time to reevaluate.
Several of the “minor prophets” over the past few weeks have caused us to reflect on the state of our world today. It’s clearly a poor situation. It’s easy to get wrapped up in everything that is wrong and to forget that, no matter what happens, God is still God, and He is still the number one priority of our lives. When I read this verse, it makes me remember that nothing else matters but Him. It can be scary to realize how fragile our lives are and even how fragile our planet is, but these things are not our foundation. God is. And He will never, ever be moved or shaken. I love that He is always on the throne. Always. And nothing surprises Him, that even in the worst, most desperate times, we can still rejoice in our Lord!