Even Though


Even though
there is struggle

no blooms, no fruit
just emptiness

even now
I will praise you

be joyful of
Your tenderness.


You establish rejoicing in the midst of struggle.


“I will climb up to my watchtower
and stand at my guard post.
There I will wait to see what the LORD says
and how He will answer my complaints.”

“I trembled inside when I heard this;
my lips quivered with fear.
My legs gave way beneath me,
and I shook with terror.
I will wait quietly for the coming day
when disaster will strike the people who invade us.
Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there are no grapes in the vines;
even though the olive crop fails,
and the fields lie empty and barren;
even though the flocks die in the fields,
and the cattle barns are empty,
yet I will rejoice in the LORD!
I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!
The Sovereign LORD is my strength!
He makes me as sure footed as a deer,
able to tread upon the heights.”

Habakkuk 2:1; 3:16-19


Image from The Greatest Gift by Ann Voskamp, page 185.

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