Even though the fig trees have no fruit and no grapes grow on the vines, even though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no grain, even though the sheep all die and the cattle stalls are empty, I will still be joyful and glad, because the Lord God is my savior. (Habakkuk 3:17, 18 GNTD)
The last few days of the year can be filled with disappointment and despair as we review the year and tally up all the goals that we did not realise. Another year gone by without….
buying a car,
moving into my own house,
having a baby,
getting a job,
starting that business,
receiving my healing,
getting the visa,
Yet it can also be a time of soaring hope as we realise that in a few days, we can close this not-so-great chapter and start afresh. The Prophet Habakkuk got it; what is important is not what did not happen in the course of the year, it is the fact that the Lord God is still my saviour and that is more than enough reason to rejoice.
I know you may not be able to relate with figs and olives and that sheep and cattle may not be your thing, so here are those verses paraphrased…
Even though I didn’t get a job and and it’s hard to pay my bills, even though I suffered another miscarriage and haven’t been able to conceive for months , even though I lost my investment and the business ran aground, I will still be joyful and glad, because the Lord God is my savior.