Can You Say This Too?
By Stephanie Nicole
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.
The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NIV)
In times of need. When things are looking bleak. When resources are limited. When you’re wondering how it’s all going to work out. When the situation is desperate. Does your heart cry out this way? Can you say this too? This passage has been a strong reminder for me – that my strength doesn’t come from things working out, going my way or even sort-of going well.
The LORD is my strength.
HE enables me.
All the things on that to-do list right now, all the pressures that threaten to crush us, all the ways we fear failing the ones counting on us and all the million little ways the stress seeps in to poison the day, let’s tell our hearts this sweet, liberating truth:
“The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” (Hab 3:19)