《Today’s spiritual meditation》: “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” (Hab 3: 17-18)
Meditation one: In your journey of life, do you encounter many “though” situations – adversity that does not flourish, bears no fruit, and fails? Quickly jump out of the abyss of bitterness, depression, and despair, and turn to God in a timely manner, like the prophet Habakkuk, to show his firm faith in God with “yet”. He said, “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” God always sits enthroned as King no matter what and He always reigns.
Meditation two: Why can a Christian still rejoice and sing the song of faith even when encounters adversities? It is because we know that God is going to whet our faith through adversities in order to make our spiritual lives stronger. God’s purpose is surely not deliberately to tear down our lives through suffering, but to strengthen our spirits and souls. Let us experience the joy of “but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness” (Hab 2:4).
Prayer: Lord, thank You. Without Your grace, none of us can stand in front of You! You are not only the God of Habakkuk but also my God. Please help me, let me hope in You with all my heart; be strong and rejoice in You. I also ask You to increase my strength and faith no matter how great a obstacle is, even encounter massive challenges and harsher storms, I am not afraid because I believe that You definitely will make a path for me! I pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, Amen!