A Closer Look
Rarely in the valleys of life, do we experience such a wind to our sails that we suddenly arrive atop the mountains. If you’re a follower of Jesus you can claim the same promises over your life that many of the heroes of the faith.
Asaph struggled with how his enemy could be prosperous. Habakkuk didn’t understand how God could possibly redeem Israel through Babylonian exile. Jeremiah had felt so unwanted by his peers that he forgot what prosperity even was.
Each man found themselves in what seemed like catastrophic scenarios, but each was able to rise above with an altered vantage point. Asaph says in Psalm 73, ‘yet I am always with you, you hold me by my right hand.’ Habakkuk says, ‘yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my saviour.’ And Jeremiah finds strength as he says in Lamentations 3:21, ‘yet I call this to mind and therefore I have hope.’
‘Yet I!’ Despite where you find yourself, you can choose to see your circumstance, your life, in light of God’s character, and when you do, He’ll give you inner strength.