God has put these verses on my heart..He has used them mightily in times past, He brings it up again. I do not think it an accident that Habakkuk heard…many of you have been asking for a better understanding of what is going on. God, in His great mercy, gave me these two YouTube videos. Time and time again, He shows me, His eye is on the sparrow. Allow me to share these two videos. If you listen carefully, you will hear the name of my surgeon. How amazing is that? We have the same surgeon.
I had my family listen to this, I want them to understand. This next video is after the surgery. You can find it on her little youtube site. :)
Do I think that Habakkuk meant my disorder? No way. He was given prophecy from the Lord and he was awaiting the judgement on Israel, his people. They would not listen, they turned their backs on the Lord. He alone had to endure the waiting.
Now, that’s the amazing part of my story. I am not alone. Jesus took my judgement, my sins upon His shoulders and all people as well. He became sin who knew no sin that we might become the righteousness of God. I have Jesus interceding on my behalf on the right hand side of God in heaven..always. You as well, nothing special about me…it is all to the glory of Him.
He has dear friends call to check up on me. He has my dear husband by my side. He has my Mom coming today to help. Friends, if we only look at the sadness, then we will never see how much we can exult in God. Remembering to keep our eyes on Him. So how can I do this? I am memorizing these verses.
16 I heard and my [whole inner self] trembled; my lips quivered at the sound. Rottenness enters into my bones and under me [down to my feet]; I tremble. I will wait quietly for the day of trouble and distress when there shall come up against [my] people him who is about to invade and oppress them.
17 Though the fig tree does not blossom and there is no fruit on the vines, [though] the product of the olive fails and the fields yield no food, though the flock is cut off from the fold and there are no cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will exult in the [victorious] God of my salvation!
19 The Lord God is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hinds’ feet and will make me to walk [not to stand still in terror, but to walk] and make [spiritual] progress upon my high places [of trouble, suffering, or responsibility]!
Habakkuk rejoiced! He remembered His God. Our God! So times are tough, people are telling you how hard your life is..and your chin goes up just a little. And you think, you know what my life is hard. Yes, this one understands! This is not fair. Why is God allowing this? What have I done? Friends, I am hear to tell you whether you are the one listening to this or giving it as advice…stop. Listen to Habakkuk! Pray, rejoice in the Lord, your personal bravery! What friends on the battle line need to know is you are praying. Interceding on their behalf, He alone can carry their burden, your burden. Run to the Lord, He will make your feet like deer’s feet.
You are “at your best advice” when you are guiding them to the Lord. Not to focus on how hard their trial is, but how great our God always is. It is subtle, because you, as a friend, want to sympathize and say the right thing. Yet, the perfect thing when someone shares their trial? Pray. Pull the person aside and pray..God is the best sympathizer.
Pray on. Pray on.
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