Our response to God matters. When everything in your life seems to be falling apart, how will you respond? Will you take the approach of Job and say, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him?” Or will you take the approach that is full of fear and doubt God? When in the midst of the storm, the RIGHT response to your situation is everything.
“Though the fig tree may not blossom… Yet I will rejoice in the Lord.” In the midst of a drought, Habakkuk praised God. He didn’t allow his sight to hinder what he believed. As I read this one day, it’s like I could hear The Holy Spirit saying, “This is the right response.” I myself was in a drought type season and this scripture helped me. It showed me the true substance of faith.
There are some situations that God places us in to test our faith. It’s not that God doesn’t love us or doesn’t care, He wishes to see how we will respond. After all the lessons we have learned, will we choose the right response or the wrong one? I am sure that many of us have failed this test a multitude of times. But at what point do we get tired of failing and desire to pass? Yes we have God’s grace, but don’t you get tired of learning the same lessons?
Currently you may find yourself in a testing season. Though you see nothing bearing fruit will you still trust and believe in the Ancient of Days? Will you fail the test of trusting God again? Or will you take the right response and increase in your level of faith because of it?
If you could have one take away today, let it be that you will have the RIGHT response!
“Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls— Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
Habakkuk 3:17-18 NKJV
Song(s) Meditation: Jireh by Maverick City
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Reflection Question(s): We invite you to discuss below.
What is the storm you're facing? How have you been responding? Now that you've read this devotional, how will you respond now?