Weekend Wisdom

Joy and Determination

For those who are dismayed that there was no red tsunami, here are wise words from Habakkuk. A man who knew rough times were coming in Babylon but yet was determined to be joyful.

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,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign Lord is my strength;
    he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
    he enables me to tread on the heights.

For the director of music. On my stringed instruments.

Habakkuk 3:17-19

Choosing joy and determination is what sets people apart from other people. So will you have determination to be joyful today and tomorrow?

Suggested Reading: Thriving in Babylon, Why Hope, Humility, and Wisdom Matter in a Godless Culture; by Larry Osborne.

Bio: Michele Kearns is the founder and HUG© (Hope Unites Globally) Award-Winner of JoyReturns. She shares her adventures hoping to inspire widows to move through grief and rebuild their lives. Michele is the amateur photographer behind the blog OgleOhio.com.