“I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved.” -Habakkuk 2:1
“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer’s; He makes me tread on my high places.” -Hebrews 3:17-19
A Habakkuk-inspired prayer for these days of COVID-19:
Even if my income dries up
And my savings are gone,
Even if I face a devastating diagnosis
And lose my dignity in the process,
Even when my relationships are strained
And I am isolated and alone;
Yet I will choose daily to be happy in Christ.
I will smile at the future because I am protected and
provided for in Christ.
None of these things is the source of my strength or security;
God alone is my strength.
Christ in me enables me to navigate
whatever dangerous and difficult circumstances may come.