Job had suffered great loss. His animals, servants and children were destroyed. 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 sickened by the actions of his people and those around him. They were living in iniquity. He felt like he was the only one seeking The Lord’s direction. God comforted him by speaking peace to his soul. 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 if my salvation.”
These men were living in terrible circumstances. Yet they turned their attention to Jesus and worshipped him. Knowing that if nothing else they had Jesus. And to them that was enough.
How did you react the last time you experienced pain, uncertainty or loneliness? Did you find yourself at the feet of Jesus worshipping Him because you realized that even though things weren’t going as you had hoped you still had Him? Or did you find yourself turning from Him, feeling like Jesus alone wasn’t enough to give you joy?
We control how we respond to adversity.
Choose to praise Him through the pain. Choose to allow Jesus to be enough for you.