Three-Lettered Faith

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. (Habakkuk 3:18)

Habakkuk had great cause for despair after having seen the coming troubles for God’s people; long and arduous years lay ahead. Things really did look dismal: no fruit, no meat, and no creature comforts. His words lure me into a pessimistic bed of hopelessness until he jars me awake again with a small three-letter word: yet. “Yet I will rejoice in the Lord” (Habakkuk 3:18). Despite all the hardships he anticipated, Habakkuk found cause for rejoicing simply because of who God is.

While we might be prone to exaggerate our problems, Habakkuk truly faced some extreme hardships. If he could summon praise for God in those moments, perhaps we can too. When we’re bogged down in the depths of despair, we can look to God who lifts us up.

Lord, You are the reason for all my joy. Help me to fix my eyes on You when my circumstances are painful and hard. Amen.

When I read this I was encouraged, encouraged and reminded despite what I’m going through He is able, YET, I will rejoice in the Lord. No matter what your facing today, remind yourself of this Three Lettered Faith, Yet. As I was studying and reading scripture I was reminded of this setting of scripture and David also used the word yet and although I’ve heard this setting of scripture over and over in my walk with Christ that word didn’t stand out to me like it does now, I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.
(Psalm 37:25). I challenge you today to look at your circumstances and proclaim the yet in your faith towards God. Yet, I will rejoice, Yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread. Amen! Find the beauty in today.

Have a beautiful day in The Lord!

Today’s Reading is Habakkuk 3:17–19