The scripture for today, March 19, is Habakkuk 3:19 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
”The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.”
The little book of Habakkuk was written during a period when the leaders were oppressing the poor. Habakkuk complains to God, “Why do you tolerate wrong?”. God answers that he’s getting ready to put an end to it. Not satisfied, Habakkuk pretty much asks the same question again. God tells him to put in writing (a prophecy) of what God plans to do to the oppressors.
That done, Habakkuk’s faith is renewed. His faith is strong again. So strong that he feels as though he is “on the heights.”
Everyone grows impatient when leaders are doing wrong. But we must understand that we see just part of the problem, and that God is waiting until the right time to put an end to it ~ a time when people are so desperate with helplessness that even unbelievers can’t help but know God intervened.
So when times come in your own life when everything seems to be going wrong, read the little book of Habakkuk in the Old Testament and know that God is still in control, he has not forgotten you, and he has special plans for you.