Moving Forward

Habakkuk 3:17-19

In this 3-chapter book God through Habakkuk is warning the people about the Babylonians are coming to take the southern kingdom into oblivion. They are listening to God and He is confusing Habakkuk by using one evil nation to destroy another evil and disobedient nation. Through a conversation with God and trying to give them hope, he realizes he can wait on God and truly trust and rejoice in Him. The trust is beyond any of his (or ours) circumstances (good or hard). He summarizes his conclusion in the last 3 verses of chapter 3. “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! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights”. Habakkuk 3:17-19. NLT.

No matter what we are facing today, God is the source of our strength and we can still be joyful through our circumstances. He will make us as sure footed as the deer and move forward with confidence. He is always with us in good times and especially in hard times when sometimes He may seem distant.

What situation is troubling you today?

What can you do to wait, trust and move forward in confidence with God?

Published by groundedandgrowingweekly

About the Author Dale Hansen is retired and enjoys inspiring others through his books. He enjoys leading small Bible study groups which he has done for over 35 years. During his marriage of over 40 years, there have been numerous God workings through their lives. These include infertility, adoption, cancer, kidney stones and Parkinson’s. He has two awesome married daughters, 2 great sons-in-law and four wonderful grandsons. He lives in Plainfield, IL

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