In my time with the Lord yesterday morning in Habakkuk, I was struck by something I wanted to share.
In Chapter 3, Habakkuk described the Lord’s judgement and then went on to how he (Habakkuk) felt as a result: “When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble…”
A few verses later, this three letter word struck me. Yet! Okay, Habbakuk felt a certain way, but next read his decision. Look at his choice of what he was going to do with his mind. “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” What a beautiful word picture! No matter what Habakkuk was to face, he knew Who was his strength and in Whom he would joy!
Friday, I was faced with a slightly challenging situation. After hours of work on a project, it looked it would have to be redone. That didn’t feel very exciting to think about. It ended up it didn’t have to be redone (for which I was thankful). But it had me thinking. We all face situations, whether it’s a work problem, school challenges, a parenting issue, health problems–you could insert your own here I’m sure.
We can apply the special word “yet” to our situation. “Yet” we can choose to rejoice. We can choose to joy in the Lord Jesus. He’s our strength; He’s our song.
So the next time you think you’re just having a bad hair day or a Monday, think about Habakkuk, and his choices. Oh, and thanks to Ruthie for the picture. It shows what static electricity can do to one’s hair. 😉