How Do You Live in Dark Days?

“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

Ponder This

What do you do in dark days? Number one, remember God’s glory. Habakkuk asked God for a reason and what he got was a revelation. We don’t need to know why; we need to know who. And then we need to rejoice in God’s goodness.

What if everything goes awry in the future? What if the pandemic lingers on? That’s the type of uncertainty he’s talking about right here. Habakkuk reminds us that no matter what happens around us and in the world, we still have a reason to remember God’s glory and we can always rejoice in Him. Our hope is set in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. No circumstance can take that away. Even on the darkest day, we can hope in the Light of the World.

  • Have recent events filled you with fear and anxiety?
  • How might you remember God’s glory and rejoice in Him each day?

Practice This

List some characteristics of God that reveal His glory. Take time to thank God for these specific things and ask Him to help you set your hope fully in Him.