Monday, June 8, 2009

Facing Adversity

tree limb.
"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"
(Hab. 3:17-18).

How do you respond to adversity? Anger? Defeat? Muscle through?

Habakkuk was told by God that Israel was going to be invaded by the Babylonians, yet he chose joy. He accepted God's will for the discipline of Israel.

When we realize that nothing can touch us without His permission, then we can respond with JOY. When we trust God's love for us and know that even adversity is for our good, we can rejoice when we face difficult situations.

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