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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of the ceiling fan

movement everywhere


God is on the move, wherever I look.


“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD.  “. Habakkuk 2:14 NKJV

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My Strength

“The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet;
And He will make me walk on my high hills.”  Habakkuk 3:19 NKJV

As I grow older, I feel my own strength fade a little each year.

Thank You, Father, for being my forever strength.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

I can no longer climb
these high hills
and tremble at the distance
I am shown

but my, how I
am abled
as You make Your strength
my own.

God bless you as He is your strength!

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“For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea.”  Habakkuk 2:14 NKJV

God’s glory isn’t always recognized.

Thank You, Father, for helping us know more of Your glory this day.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The earth
will be filled

and all
who are in it

with the knowledge
of Your glory

by minute.

God bless you and fill you with the knowledge of His glory!

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Be Astounded

“Look among the nations and watch –
Be utterly astounded!
For I will work a work in your days
Which you would not believe,
though it were told you.”   Habakkuk 1:5

I need to be astounded.

Thank You, Lord, for the work You are working in our days.  And here’s a simple poem . . .


Lord, help me understand
the works You are doing
among the nations
and inside of me

that I might not be
shaken, dismayed
but watching for
Your redeeming mercy.

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