Nothing was going right for these people. The fruit trees weren’t producing fruit. The vines weren’t either. The herd sizes were shrinking. To say that they were having to endure a hard season of life is putting it lightly.
Instead of focusing on the things going wrong they chose to rejoice because of what had gone right. They rejoiced because of the salvation of God. They could rejoice because they understood that what they could see was only temporary but who they had chosen to serve was eternal. They knew that God was their strength and that he would provide.
Life may not be going the way you had expected. But God is in control. You will prevail. Strengthen yourself according to his word and by his grace.
Scripture taken from Habakkuk 3:17-19