Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines…. (Hab. 3:17 KJV)
The Prophet Habakkuk was in distress because of the destruction caused by the advancing Babylonian army in his days. The children of Israel had forsaken the LORD and He delivered them into the hands of the Assyrians and Babylonians. In Has. 1:2, Habakkuk said:
“O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! “(Hab. 1:2 KJV).
However, the LORD later spoke to him in the next chapter, and Habakkuk concludes his writing with the words “although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines…Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation” (Hab. 3:18 KJV). The fig tree and the fruit of the vines represented their provisions. After hearing from God, he said although the fig tree does not blossom, he will rejoice in the Lord his God. He had heard from God a word that was more powerful than what his eyes were seeing naturally.
Habakkuk was not rejoicing because the fig tree was not blossoming. He was rejoicing in the Lord, in what He has said and what He will do. In the same way, although the fig tree of your business or finances might not blossom, like Habakkuk, rejoice in the Lord your God!
What caused Habakkuk to change his perception of the situation from that of despair to that of so much hope? ( See Hab. 2:1-3). Declare that “I am rejoicing in the Lord my God even in the midst of the fig tree not blossoming.”
APPLY THE WORD
Faith in the Word rejoices even when the fig tree of your life is not blossoming. What has God said about your situation? Do not WAIT to see the fig tree start blossoming before you rejoice. Rejoice NOW, and the fig tree will be forced to blossom!
Thank the Lord for His wonderful provisions in our lives even in the midst of distress and struggles.