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Yet will I Rejoice

“Yet” – A Powerful Word

Habakkuk 3:17-19 (KJV)

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:

18 Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19 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. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

The times in Vs 17 were common occurrences in Habakkuk’s day. They happened to everybody.

Today’s parallels might be more like: When my roof is leaking and my car won’t start, and I’ve run out of money before the end of the month and my kids are sick and my dog bit my neighbor and my boss yelled at me and my husband or wife is mad at me ….

Or, the worse times like, I’ve lost my job, or I’ve lost a loved one or, my spouse has left me, I’ve got to move because I no longer can afford my house payments, or I’m facing a jail sentence…

The passage doesn’t say “if” bad things happen but “when” they happen. Trouble is going to come. Life is not like the song from Oklahoma, ” I’ve got a wonderful feeling, everything’s going my way.”

Your reactions on the day that trouble comes will depend upon the decisions you make today about what will affect your JOY.

Verse 19 is the result of verse 17. When you will “yet” rejoice in the face of trouble, You then release God to open up the windows of Heaven and bless you beyond measure.