Midweek Morsel: Praise God When All Looks Lost


What can we do when all looks lost, when the outlook for a situation can only be described as bleak? What do we do with our thoughts and feelings? What action can we take?

Many responses are possible, but let’s look at one example from God’s Word. Consider this portion of the prophet Habakkuk’s prayer in Habakkuk 3:17-19:

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”

When all looks lost, let’s praise God and rejoice in him in the midst of it. He will be our strength, he will enable us to go on the heights.

*How has God helped you when all seemed lost?

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  1. I love this mid-week morsel, Cheryl. God does help us “go on the heights”, sometimes leading us in such a subtle way, that we do not even realize we are ascending a steep incline. Thanks again for such inspiring thoughts.

  2. I LOVE this passage, Cheryl! It has been a reminder to me in some of my most difficult times. Thank you for bringing back to the forefront of my mind. Have a blessed weekend!

    • God’s hand was definitely in the timing of posting this scripture, Vonda — I’ve needed it myself this very day. Disappointment came calling in a big way. Yet, as the scripture says, I will rejoice in the Lord. So thankful we can trust in Him!

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