Rejoice in the Lord
December 18, Thursday
“Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” Hab. 3:18 (KJV)
Many times we think of rejoicing when good things happen in our lives, maybe you pass an examination, you get promoted, you build or buy a house or other tangible things then we burst out in praise to God. But stop and think for a moment, what about the things that did not happen? Have you thought about thanking God for the things that did not happen? Think of the travels you made in the year and nothing happened to you, meanwhile some people took a first trip and today they are no more. Have you thought about the headache you considered mild and ignored that killed other people? Have you thought about the robberies in the neighbourhood that God protected you from. What about the robberies you were involved in but somehow God spared your life? Beloved, today, take time to think back and thank this God; He is faithful and deserves to be praised.
Habakkuk reviewed many things that had the capacity to depress him, he looked at the fig tree not blossoming, he talked of fruits not being in the vine, he even said even if the labour of the olive shall fail and fields yield no meat, but in spite of this all, he said YET I will rejoice in the Lord. Beloved, what could be worse? I am sure that you have not had it that bad; beloved, if you can think, then you can thank. A thinking person is a grateful person. Today, I challenge you to drop every load and come before His presence with thanksgiving in your heart. The fact that you are still alive is enough to thank God for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Guess what? When you rejoice, you will see God as your strength and He will make your feet like hind’s feet and He will make you to walk on your high places. Delay is not denial. Whatever the devil thinks he has stolen will be restored seven fold. As you praise God today, Get ready restoration is coming your way.
Further Reading: Hab. 3:17-19; Ps. 126:1-6 Daily Bible Reading: Morning Obadiah, Evening Revelation 9