Job had suffered great loss. His animals, servants and children were gone. His response: “naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: The Lord gave, and The Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of The Lord.”
Habakkuk was distraught because the people were living in sin. He felt like he was the only one seeking The Lord’s direction. God comforted him by reminding him that He was in control, even if His plan didn’t line up with Habakkuk’s. Habakkuk’s response: “although the fig trees 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.”
These two men had been facing real hardships. Yet they still chose to turn their attention to God and worship him. They knew that if nothing else they had Him and to them that was enough.
We control how we respond to adversity. What we choose to do shows where we are looking to gain strength. Will you continue to live your life according to the Word? Will you continue to talk to Jesus? Will you continue to glorify him? If you do, you are saying to Him, to yourself, to the world that Jesus is enough for you, regardless of what you may be walking through today.