Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Few Verses to Share

When reading my Bible recently, the below verses spoke to my heart, and I hope that they will be an encouragement to you all as well . . .

"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 should 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.
The Lord GOD is my strength . . ."
Habakkuk 3:17-19a

-Posted by Sarah


  1. What a wonderful choice of Scripture, Miss Sarah. Habakkuk the prophet…a man of such strong faith and conviction. This old testament book really speaks of having faith in God despite the circumstances. The verses you posted are perhaps the main theme of the whole book…trust in God during perilous times…words to live by indeed. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

    Have a blessed evening,
    Mrs. Laura

  2. Thank you so very much for sharing this WONDERFUL scripture, dear Sarah! It makes me want to fall to my knees! "Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; BLESSED BE THE NAME OF THE LORD!!" (Job 1:21)

  3. Thank you for your comment, Mrs. Laura, and for sharing the things that you did. It was a blessing to me! That was one thing that convicted my heart while reading the book of Habakkuk . . . having such strong faith in God despite the circumstances. Sometimes it can be easy to turn our eyes to the difficult situations that we may be going through at the time, and we develop an ‘earthly’ mindset instead of a heavenly one. But then when we fix our eyes and hearts on the Lord and we are trusting in Him, as the old hymn says “the things of earth will grow strangely dim.” Oh, to have faith like Habakkuk did!

  4. You’re welcome, Miss Linda! And thank you for what you shared. This verse from Job is a simple yet powerful one . . . after losing almost all that he had . . . his children, his livestock, his livelihood and wealth . . . his faith was still strong and he could proclaim without hesitation “blessed be the name of the Lord.” What an example! The life of Job is one that we often go back to as we go through difficult situations. And as is shown at the beginning and end of the book, even with the trials, Job was not outside of God’s hand nor outside of His protection. What a comfort that is!