“Though the fig tree may 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 Saviour. The sovereign Lord is my Strength ; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer , he enables me to go on the heights. “Hab – 3:17-19
This verse just says nothing but enjoy His rest and keep praising Him no matter what the circumstance.It is not about what you have or what people around you have that is going to matter but it is who you believe in that matters because Jesus Christ gives peace like no other.
He gives peace not like the world but in a way only He can give.That kind of peace and rest will come to your knowledge if you Love the Lord with all your heart, soul and mind your spirit, soul and body should be in Him and the flesh shall take second place.Once you became his child you become heirs to the inheritance in heaven thus you should reach a stage no matter what the circumstance you will enjoy His presence and rest in Him
Resting is all about surrendering oneself to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.When we open our hearts to Him we are not only accepting him as our Saviour but also Lord of our Life.It’s about knowing He is in control and not you or other people.
Many might ask how – this is how – do u know when any illness is going to come upon you or rather can you predict it? do you know the time of your death, do you know in detail what your future is going to be like i.e. you maybe an excellent student but you may not get the results you have expected because you might have been sick, you missed a question or the invigilator was sleeping while she/he was looking through your answers.
In these circumstances can any human being give a valid reason for one’s misfortune or unexpected outcome.We are not merely time plus matter plus chance we are people made in the Image of God – made a little lower than the angels and given authority over every living creature.
Like Blaise Pascal the 17th century French Mathematician put it – “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus”