It’s easy to believe in God when things are good. When you have a good job and nice home and are living a good life, it’s easy to follow the Lord or maybe I should say “easier.” And it’s easier to go to church then. It’s easier to say, “God is good all the time, All the time God is good.”
But what about when life isn’t good? What then? What about when you lose your job? What about if you have health problems? What about if your spouse is unfaithful to you?
It’s more difficult then. That’s exactly what Habakkuk faced yet, he came to a point of saying that even if things got tough, he would still believe in God. Habakkuk said,
“Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the LORD, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.”
Habakkuk 3:17-18 NASB
Some time back, those words spoke to me and I’ve committed them to memory. They remind me that even when things are tough; even when you could be tempted to believe God doesn’t exist, God is still there. God is on the throne.
Even when heaven is silent, God is on the throne.
It may be that you are having problems believing. Maybe you are questioning if there is a God? I assure you there is. That doesn’t mean we will always understand His ways.
Even if the fig tree doesn’t blossom…Even if there are no cattle in the stalls…Even if the yield of the olive should fail…Habakkuk said he would trust in God. We must do the same.
This poem was found on the wall of a Jewish concentration camp.
“I believe in the sun even when it is not shining
And I believe in love, even when there’s no one there.
And I believe in God, even when he is silent.”
Today, believe in God even if the sun isn’t shining.