Habakkuk 3:17-19 says, “ALTHOUGH the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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: 18 YET I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. 19 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. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.”
The world is full of problems. Sometimes our problems are with people or “THEM.” At other times our problems are with circumstances or “THAT.” I am sure everybody could tell you of their own version of problems with “THEM” and “THAT.” I have come to two startling conclusions about life:
Every person will not always treat you the way you want to be treated.
2. Every circumstance will not always go your way.
I have also discovered that with the problem satan will try to beat down our soul, our inner man with the problem. He’ll try to push us down emotionally under the circumstance. The good news is that if he cannot whip our insides, our inner man with the problem, he cannot whip us outside with the people or circumstance. If we can keep victory over ourselves, we can whip the problem. I believe the prophet Habakkuk shared a secret of keeping victory over ourselves by a “YET” praise. ALTHOUGH many problems were all around, “YET” he said he would rejoice in the Lord and joy in the God of His salvation. He would praise the God of his salvation, the only unchangeable thing in his circumstances, by an act of his will. The Lord God would be his strength, and make his feet like hinds feet, to walk upon his high places. His “YET” praise would bring strength and keep him in a high place above the problems.
The metaphor of making his feet like hinds feet is that of a mountain deer that has a unique quality. Its feet work in such a way that no matter how difficult and rocky the terrain is, it has the ability to climb above it. Wherever its front feet land, its hind feet follow behind and hit the same spot requiring very little room to navigate up and out of cramped areas. No matter what changes are going on in your circumstances, base your praise on the God of your salvation and watch Him navigate you up and out of the circumstance. Fill in the blanks with your situation: ALTHOUGH: … YET, I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.