Devotional: It's Our Choice
Christian Devotion on choosing to praise God despite our challenges
Though the fig tree does not blossom
and there is no fruit on the vines,
though the yield of the olive fails
and the fields produce no food,
though the flock is cut off from the fold
and there are no cattle in the stalls,
yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the Lord;
I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation! - Habakkuk 3:17 (AMP)
It's not so much a matter of our adverse
circumstances and the difficult situations we find ourselves in from time to time that dictates our walk with God,
but rather, it comes down to the 'choices' we make when life deals us these moments. We have a choice, whether we dwell
on the negativity in our lives (or even in the world) or choose to lift the name of Jesus in the 'midst' of all that's
wrong. It really does come down to a matter of choice.
Although everything may go wrong and
things don't happen the way we planned, we can still rejoice in the Lord and offer up a sacrifice of praise. When we
struggle with one problem after another and things seem to be spiralling downwards, we can still choose to rejoice in
the Lord—communing with Him. And when we have no provisions and finances are tight, we can still choose to rejoice in the
Lord knowing He is our provider. No matter how bad it gets, God has got it! He will always show us the way out and will
provide the means in which we can pull ourselves out of the difficulties we are in.
He knows what's going on and when
we continually, and persistently, bring it before Him and choose to trust Him in it, He will turn it around for our good
So, no matter how bad our lives
get, we need to give it over to Him and choose Him over our circumstances. He can show us a way when there seems to be
no way and He will never fail us!
© By M.S.Lowndes
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