Living in Turbulent Times (Part 5)

Draw from God’s STRENGTH

Turbulent times can be very discouraging and very draining. The very atmosphere of perpetual negativity can wear us out. Yet, Habakkuk reached out to declare God as his strength, the one who would enable him not just to survive but to even thrive in these difficult times. He declared God as his strength, the one who would enable him to go on the heights.

“The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”

Habakkuk 3:19. NLT

Eugene Peterson translates this statement like this in the Message Bible:

“Counting on God’s Rule to prevail, I take heart and gain strength. I run like a deer. I feel like I’m king of the mountain!”

In the end, Habakkuk learns to rest in God’s appointments and await his working in a spirit of worship. He responds with a strong confession of faith (3:1-19).

Today, let’s look beyond ourselves to God as our source and the one who is able to give us supernatural strength and ability to meet the challenges of our daily lives. We can get through this. We can conquer this mountain and rise above every form of adversity. How? Through God who strengthens us and makes us equal to the task at hand.

My prayer for you today is that you will not be overwhelmed during these turbulent times. May you find clarity in the uncertainty. May you look for opportunity in the adversity. May you hold on to your joy and draw on God’s strength which is available to you right now. Take care and stay safe my friend.

These 5 BLOG posts are a summary of a 20 minute video sermon I shared with Bayside Church a few weeks back. You can watch the message online now.

2 Replies to “Living in Turbulent Times (Part 5)”

  1. So true that we still can find joy, opportunity, and clarity in this difficult times by looking up to God. Always great to hear your encouraging words. May God bless you, Nicole and family.

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