“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. The Lord God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.”
Habakkuk ended his conversation with the Lord by expressing his frustration and dismay over his beloved land. Truly, it was God’s land, for He had set apart the Hebrews for Himself centuries before.
Habakkuk had begun by asking, “Why, Lord, why?” God never did answer why. He just said, “I’m going to reveal who: Me. I am your strength, and I will make you like a sure-footed gazelle, and you can live on your high places.”
Habakkuk came to this conclusion: “I will joy in the God of my salvation. God the Lord is my strength.”
If you’re saved, if you know the Lord, it doesn’t matter if gasoline goes to five dollars a gallon, Wall Street hits bottom, or they take away your fine house. The Bible says: “You can rejoice in the Lord your God!” Remember God’s greatness. Rejoice in God’s goodness. Rely on God’s grace.