Lesson of Trust; School of Trial
Fear is a legitimate emotion in the face of tragedy, but it doesn’t have to immobilize us. If we don’t understand the trials we are going through, we can recount how God has worked in history.
The prophet Habakkuk knew Babylon was going to invade the kingdom of Judah. As he waited for the day, he was fearful.
I hear, and my body trembles, my lips quiver at the sound; rottenness enters into my bones, my steps totter beneath me. I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon people who invade us.
Habakkuk 3: 16 RSV
Habakkuk received courage despite his fear. He received the courage to move on. As he moved on he continued to praise the Lord.
yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
Habakkuk 3: 18 RSV
Our God has proven Himself faithful throughout the years. His character doesn’t change. Even in fear, we can say with a confident voice of faith:
God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like hinds feet, he makes me tread upon high places.
Habakkuk 3: 19 RSV
Always stay in high places with faith. Remember God’s faith never waivers even in the face of fear. Our faith shouldn’t either.