Habakkuk 3:17-19 (KJV) “Although the fig tree 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. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.”
LORD, it is easy to express and exhibit that we trust You when the circumstances that surround us are positive with the probability of getting better. However, we confess that when this is not the case, we often waffle in our trust of You and exhibit more confidence in nature and our natural abilities.
We remind ourselves that You are the God of Glory, Grace, and Graciousness! We called unto You to turn Hurricane Harvey away from Texas & Louisiana, and Hurricane Irma away from Florida and other Eastern and Central States; however, You determined that it was best to allow these storms to hit our nation. We praise You for Your Hand of Mercy that was evidenced by the millions of people who were not physically hurt or destroyed. We pray for Your Continuous Comfort and Consolation to overshadow and envelop the families of those who died.
LORD, help us to trust Your Heart when we cannot See Your Hand. Help us to continue to hope in You when circumstances around us seems to be hopeless. Help us to trust in You when everything else in which we trust has failed. Help us to see You amidst every circumstance. Help us to hold spiritually on to Your Promises when we do not have the physical strength to hold on to anything. And, help us to sing Your Praises when it seems the song has left our heart.
We ask this in the Name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Amen!