The news in our country, indeed the world, is increasingly bad. There are tragedies that happen to fellow mankind- maybe even you, personally- and there are atrocities committed with evil intent by far too many of mankind. Such pressure, combined with such evil, can prove to be back-breakingly heavy as we strive to live out our days here on earth. These devastating conditions test our faith and ultimately, our faithfulness in Christ. In Philippians 4:10-13, Paul reminds us that we must learn to be content, no matter the circumstances. Even before Paul, Habakkuk helps us understand the faith we must display.
Habakkuk 3:17-18 --
“17 Though the fig tree should not blossom,
nor fruit be on the vines,
the produce of the olive fail
and the fields yield no food,
the flock be cut off from the fold
and there be no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will take joy in the God of my salvation.”
While the life that we live proves difficult daily, life is exponentially better when we remember where the praise belongs. Jesus never said it would be easy, but he did say that He did say that He would be with us always. My family and I trust Him, and so should you.