Thoughts from Habakkuk

When there’s no earthly reason

I’ll still rejoice

when sad is the season

 I’ll still rejoice

‘cause true joy is found

on holy ground

and not in the things of the earth

 

life can be full of struggle and pain

but earthly pleasures

 aren’t worth the gain

it’s your joy I seek

when my arms are still week

from wrestling with things of the earth

 

I don’t know the season in the eternal planes

into which my life was born...

I see only my time 

and I wonder in rhyme

 why this era with pain is so torn

but you see it all - 

and you know the call on this generation in time

I see your Spirit stride - and I choose to abide

and trust you with things of the earth.

 

Habakkuk 3:17-19

 

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold and there shall be no herd in the stalls;

Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

The Lord God is my strength and he will make my feet like hinds feet and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.” 

 

Elizabeth Darby Bass
January 22, 2020

 

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