In Good Times & Bad

Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall 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

I read a devotional in the morning called “Days of Praise” and couldn’t help but be convicted of my attitude when I read this morning’s page. The Scripture reference above was taken from today’s page. It’s easy for me (as I am sure with most Christians) to be full of praise for God when things are going my way. It’s not so easy when “luck” takes a turn for the worse. Yet, where the rubber meets the road for us is when things aren’t so good and we can still keep a grateful heart, continuing to show love praise to God for all that He has given (and taken away). I can think of no more powerful witness for the Gospel message than to keep on thanking and praising Him when most of the world would be cursing.

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. -1 Thessalonians 5:18

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