Keeping things in perspective: (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

Keeping things in perspective: (Habakkuk 3:17-18)

Let me be honest. I’ve not had a great week.

I’ve been struggling with some issues in my relationships with a few people who are important to me. I’ve been feeling distanced and alienated from friends and, and to an extent from my Church. I’m struggling to rebuild my business after nearly six months of unemployment. I’ve been feeling out of step with people who I should have been walking alongside. I’ve set down some ministry responsibilities, and I’m questioning lots of stuff in my life.

Most of the above are rooted in my ongoing recovery from burnout, alongside the undermining impacts of lockdown.

In short, things feel out of control.

I’ve really not had a great week.

And then, this morning, I read this.

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 Saviour.

Habakkuk 3: 17-18

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