Saturday, May 19, 2012

All The Yet We Need

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 LordI will be joyful in God my Savior.  Habakkuk 3:17-18
Sometimes the Lord is hard to trust.
When life is hard, when circumstances are pushing you down, when it seems like everything, and everyone, is against you, trusting God doesn't always feel like second nature. When you sit in dust and ashes and wonder when the next tragedy is going to hit, when your life seems hopeless, useless, and pointless, it's difficult to see your way out of the chasm you feel you've fallen into. You feel alone. Abandoned. Forsaken. Out of luck.
But remember: no matter how you feel, He is there.
If you're seven years old and your mother dies, He's there. And He loves you.

If you're in middle school and you're the butt of every joke, He's there. And He is protecting you.

If you're in high school and you hate your family enough to move out, He's there. And He is watching out for you.

If you're six months pregnant and your husband is diagnosed with a brain tumor, He's there. And He is strengthening, blessing, and growing you. And He is worthy to be praised.

My friend - no matter your situation, no matter your struggles, God is in control. And He can be trusted. Though things feel and look bad, yet the Lord knows what is going on, and is working it out for good (Romans 8:28). Though you are certain there is nothing worthy in the suffering you are experiencing, yet God is using it in a masterful way we will never understand this side of Heaven.

No matter your circumstances, my friend, no matter what your "though" is, God's love and care for you and the world is all the "yet" you need.
yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18


  1. Joanne, followed you here and I'm glad. I needed this post today.

  2. So glad I could bless you, Holly. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. Excellent! Hugs!


  4. Thanks, ladies. This one ministered to me too :) Don't you love when you minister to yourself? ;)

  5. It ministered to me, too, in a big way! Thanks, Jo!

  6. Thank you, dear sister. THOUGH I know all of this, YET I need reminding and encouragement. He is there.

  7. I love your words, dear Jo, and you, too!



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