I believe the quality of life we experience is not determined by what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us. God is there, His Name is Emmanuel—God with us, He knows, He cares.
Who is among you who [reverently] fears the Lord, who obeys the voice of His Servant, yet who walks in darkness and deep trouble and has no shining splendor [in his heart]? Let him rely on, trust in, and be confident in the name of the Lord, and let him lean upon and be supported by his God. (Isaiah 50:10 amplified)
Blessed is the person who does not get uptight about the way I do My business!—Matthew 11:6 paraphrase
Yet we are to rejoice, not in the disaster, but in God and our salvation. My rejoicing in God is not based on my circumstances, not on income, friends, savings accounts, job, house or health, but on Him and Him alone.
Look Out—as you meditate on Habakkuk 3:17-19 ... pray to see how you might apply it to your relationships with others. Let the nature of God impact on every relationship, for your good, and for His glory.
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