“Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail…Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” (Hab. 3:17-18 NKJ.)
The words above were spoken by the prophet Habakuk. He had seen a vision of the Chaldean army that was to come and invade the land, crushing and destroying every opposition. He was stricken by fear and grief, but when He heard God, his perspective changed about his situation. The Word of God brought hope, and faith and joy erupted in him.
The fig tree not blossoming, the lack of fruit on the vines, etc., are symbolic of the state in which we do not have any of the favorable outcomes we are looking for. Things are not “looking good” for your family, body, ministry, spiritual life, etc. The fig tree of your finances might not blossom. That might mean you just lost your joy, or that your business just failed to produce any profit again.
In the midst of all of this happening, he adds the word “yet.” He says, “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD.” This is the epitome of spiritual maturity: to be able to rejoice with the joy of the Lord though the fig tree is not blossoming.
But why would he rejoice? Verse 19 gives us this clue: “The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills.” Though the fig trees are not blossoming, God will set you on high! You see this spiritual reality brought about by His Word and by the joy erupting inside of you.
Is there a fig tree that is not blossoming in your life right now?
APPLY THE WORD
Start rejoicing right now in the midst of any fig tree that is not blossoming. Your life is a life of faith!
Ask the Lord to strengthen you to maintain your joy in the midst of fig trees not flourishing.
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