Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yet I Will Rejoice

~ I took this photo of our empty grapevine and barren garden - March 2010

I've been pondering this verse ever since a conversation I had a week ago with one of the encouraging Julies in my life. She said in part, "I've learned how to go to sleep before my oldest daughter gets home. Even if she's in a car accident, God is good. Even if my daughters walk away from God, He is good. No matter what, God is good."

Habakkuk said it this way:
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!

I've had my moments of having to sternly tell myself "yet I will rejoice!" this week, as I've dealt with things as trite as "I wish I had a new couch" and as serious as "Shav took a tumble and now he won't stop crying and he refuses to breastfeed."

Even still, the truth remains. No matter what, God is good. Yet I will rejoice!

1 comment:

Sally said...

This is a good reminder for me. As we contemplate changes that are sure to come, changes that might come, and changes that we might bring about ourselves out of necessity, this is good to remember. Thanks!