“Even though the fig trees have no
blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop
fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the
fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will
be joyful in the God of my salvation!”
(Habakkuk 3:17–18, NLT)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria
Habakkuk knew what to do when
things seemed completely hopeless. His world was literally falling apart around
Him. There was destruction everywhere he looked. But Habakkuk knew that God was
bigger than his circumstances! So what did he do? He invited God into his
circumstances by rejoicing and praising the Lord. He made the choice to be
joyful knowing that it would connect him to the One who would deliver him!
Are you facing a situation that
seems dark or hopeless? No matter how difficult things may seem, God has a plan
to bring you out into a place of victory. Your praise is the bridge that will
carry you into your land of promise. The Bible tells us that God inhabits the
praises of His people, and when the presence of God manifests, the enemy has to
flee! The Bible also tells us that there is fullness of joy in His presence.
His joy empowers us to walk through any difficulty we may be facing. No matter
how things may seem in the natural, you can rejoice today because God is
working behind the scenes on your behalf. As you praise Him, He will fill you
with His joy and pour out His abundant blessing in every area of your life.
A PRAYER FOR TODAY
Father in heaven, I come to You trusting that You are my
deliverer. No matter what is going on around me, today I choose to bless and
praise Your name. I choose to connect to You, knowing that You are the source
of my strength, hope and peace. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Joel & Victoria Osteen