I'm talking to Paul Hammond on UCB1 right now about church and homelessness! https://t.co/bTAinFi4l7
|Trusting God when life's hard|
I heard and my heart pounded,
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.
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 tread on the heights.
- Habakkuk 3:16-19
We are in a time of unprecedented uncertainty in our nation. We are still suffering the effects of the 2008 crash and the economy doesn't have the signs of life our politicians have promised. I think in times like these verses like Habakkuk 3:16-19 are such a huge encouragement. Even though we have struggles, we know we can't trust in the things of this world, in the systems of this world: Our trust is the Lord because He alone is reliable. In times like this, its obvious that the systems of the world can't be trusted, but at other times it will be alluring to lean on our own understanding, to trust in the created and not the creator. Today, it's slightly easier, the world's systems our failing and our God is still providing. We will rejoice in the Lord... he makes our feet like the feet of a deer, he enables us to tread on the heights.