He Enables Me
In this season of Thanksgiving, I find myself reading in the book of Habakkuk. It is a short, but interesting little book where this prophet of the Lord lodges a couple of complaints to God about the dire circumstances in which God’s people find themselves. God responds to each complaint with assurance of his sovereignty and justice. The final chapter is Habakkuk’s prayer, a recognition of God Almighty in his glory, his wrath and his deliverance. The final verses of this chapter resonate with me as Habakkuk takes a posture of humility and gratitude, despite his circumstances.
Habakkuk 3: 17-19 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 stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.
Being joyful in the Lord requires thanksgiving—an attitude of gratitude found far beyond one’s circumstances. God clearly does not remove all difficulties and challenges in life, instead he provides an alternative. Deer have amazing feet that allow them to quickly and efficiently bound to high places of safety from the many predators who seek to destroy them.
While we are celebrating a season of plenty, you or others you know may experience the gaping void of loss or want or injustice that aim to defeat you. I pray you find your hope on the mountain top of salvation, in the strength that God provides you to climb and in joyful thanksgiving to the God who rescues you.
For His Glory,
Lisa V Yerrick
For the many area churches and individuals who financially support our ministry.
For the 7,582 children enrolled in Good News Clubs (GNC) so far this school year.
For the 225 salvation decisions made by children in GNC since school began.
For God’s vision in reaching more children in the coming year.
For hearts of joy and thanksgiving in doing God’s work.
That God provides church partnerships for the remaining schools which are in need of volunteers in order to conduct GNC.