Jesus Changes You Not Your Circumstances

God really spoke to me through my BIG reading this morning. I was in the OT book of Habakkuk of all places where 3:17-19 reads, “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.”
From a human perspective, this person was in big trouble. An agricultural society depended on all of these for their livelihood. In other words, this person was flat broke! Yet, He was rejoicing and secure about the next step he’d take in life. The reason is where his eyes were…on the LORD, not his circumstances. This person knew what their God could do despite the circumstances they faced. This is exactly what Paul states in Romans 8:31, “If God be for us, who can be against us?”
This is a beautiful illustration about how living with a Biblical worldview operates in the real world. We’ve all faced dire circumstances of one kind or another. We must come to grips with this reality. Life can be tough. Understand this, though, Jesus came to give you a better life, not the good life. He’s more concerned about exchanging your sin-stained character with His holy and victorious One than He is about the circumstances that helped this process this along.
Can your God come through in tight situations? If so, it’s time to trust Him by living with a Biblical worldview in the midst of your circumstances rather than by asking Him to change them.
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