17 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,18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior.( Habakkuk 3:17-18 )
To many people including Believers, their joy is dependent on the events surrounding them. Many people feel and express joy only when something happens around them that appeals to their sense of joy. But this scripture says that though all the bad things that could affect the livelihood of the speaker may happen, he will still be joyous. This exposes what true joy is: it is not dependent on what is happening around us. No external power holds an exclusive rights to our joy. Another statement worth noting is “yet I will rejoice….”. This gives a notion of choice. As to many things, our joy or happiness is a choice we have to make. Nobody can force us to be happy when we don’t want to. That choice is left solely for us to make. In a time like this, the need to make that choice on a daily basis is very important. Choose happiness, choose joy.
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