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 3:17-19
Habakkuk got some pretty bad news. He found out from God that his people were going into captivity. Worse yet for him, God was going to use the Babylonians to do it. That was a tough moment for Habakkuk. I love how Habakkuk responds to the difficult news during chapter 3. Despite the upcoming horrible event, he still placed his trust in the Lord. That is a powerful testimony of faithfulness in the face of tragedy.
Questions for Reflection:
1. How do you handle disappoint and tragedy?
2. Do you find it difficult to praise God when things are tough?