Life is a funny thing to figure out at times! As I sit on a plane flying home from Dallas, I’m reflecting on the great time I had shared the past two days with a young man I have had the privilege of discipling. As I sat and talked with Jordan and his wife Brandi, and we talked about life, our faith, about friendship, and about the greatness of our God! I was overwhelmed with gratitude and thankfulness. I thought about when I turn on the news and here how bad things are in our country, how the world is falling apart, how there is nothing left to hope in, I have the God of all creation who cares for me. I understand what the writer of Habakkuk was feeling when he wrote the words below.
17 Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
19 GOD, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer's; he makes me tread on my high places.
I understand because that's how I feel, even though things look hopeless, there is the God of hope. Who will give you the things that matter in life, like friends and family who love you. A God who will give you hope when the world only feels despair, who can bring clarity when the world only senses confession. Yes I can say I will take joy in the God of my salvation. God thank you for be able to make me makes sense of the craziness of life and the hopelessness that it can produce. Thank you for being my hope,