Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines: the labor of the olive shall fail , and the field shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will take joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet and he will make me to walk in mine high places. Habakkuk 3:17-19
Have you ever had a friend share a Scripture with you, and it was like medicine for your soul? The above scripture was shared by an extraordinary friend, Wanda Thompson, when I was going through a very difficult. It was like being sick, and having someone bring you chicken soup.
When she shared this Scripture with me, my daughter was having a hard time in school, my money was funny (not in a good way), my client count was low, my online course wasn’t doing well, and it just went on and on. There are times your golden touch can feel like it has turned to dung. It is hard, difficult, challenging, disturbing, scary, and even a lonely.
In this scripture, Habakkuk describes how nothing is producing around him. The gardens aren’t producing, the animals aren’t breeding, and there appears to be no prosperity insight.
However, Habakkuk knows God so declares that he will rejoice because God has saved him. I love that he says God will make his feet like hinds’ feet. Hinds are like goats that climb mountains, which doesn’t make what I call “regular” sense. Hooves can’t grip or cling, but the hind can rise to higher and higher places. While it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t have to because God can carry us to our high places when nothing around us is producing or going our way. This scripture reminded me of the power of praise. So, I praised God all through the difficult times and the pass year, and sure enough I found my situations resolving and myself elevating to new heights.
So, rejoice. Again, I say, Rejoice!