Habakkuk 3:18 revealed a great spiritual truth!
Habakkuk 3:18 revealed a great spiritual truth! When nothing seems to be going right, and things don’t seem to be improving—and maybe things are downright bleak—that is not the time to stop praising God, to stop being “of good cheer.” Habakkuk said, “yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Saviour” (v. 18 NIV).
Habakkuk is saying, among other things, that despite the circumstances of life, we are to rejoice in God. We are to delight ourselves in God and His Word and not fret over our circumstances. We are to rejoice in God’s goodness, mercy, and abounding grace. When circumstances change for the worse, we can still rejoice, because we’re rejoicing in our unchanging God!
I want you to think for a moment about how unstable we would be if we changed our attitude and demeanour every time our circumstances changed. We’re living in a day of a volatile stock market, a fluctuating economy, corporate mergers and takeovers, political upheaval, and constant threats of terrorism and war. Yet in the midst of it all, God does not change! And His Word does not change!
The Word that says God always causes us to triumph in Christ (2 Cor. 2:14) is the same Word before you were up for that promotion as well as it was after you didn’t get the promotion! If you don’t get a raise, for example, that doesn’t change the immutability and infallibility of God’s holy written Word. God will take care of you whether the company you work for gives you a raise or not! God can open the door for a better situation than you ever thought possible! But it will be on His terms. In other words, you will have to cooperate with Him and His Word so He can do it.
The Word of God is forever settled! It is not subject to change! And God’s Word is His power unto salvation—or whatever it is you need—if you will believe it (see Rom. 1:16). SEE TOMORROW MIDNIGHT FOR PRAISE WARFARE…