"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 stall,
yet I will REJOICE in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior."
This verse hit me hard the other day. This past year or so has been a gigantic whirlwind of amazingness and exciting things. But it's also been a whirlwind of stress on my part. Stress about whether I'm making the right decisions, stress about my future, stress about relationships in my life. Basically, it terrifies me to not have everything figured out.
In the book bearing his name, Habakkuk cries out to God, asking Him when all this confusion and chaos will end. And at the end of the book, Habakkuk the prophet makes a decision. He chooses to rejoice in the Lord, even in the midst of turmoil.
"Though I don't have my major or college figured out, and I constantly doubt my choices, though I don't know where to start on my dreams, or where to go and what to do, though I don't really know what I'm doing, I choose you, Jesus. I will praise you what You've done in me, and I will put all my hope in You."
We have a good God. We are not putting our faith in something that can't see or hear us, or doesn't care. He wants what is best for us and He gives direction in every moment. The future will work itself out. While I'm waiting, I will be joyful in God my Savior.