As Jan and I are waiting here this morning we have reflected on a few passages as we wait. First of all, Psalm 138 & 139, which are great to read together. Psalm 138 speaks of thanksgiving and Psalm 139 of the deep residing trust that comes from resting in the God that intricately creates life and knows us through and through. These chapters are so uplifting and God’s glory is the resounding aim of them both.
But there is a “flip side” to God’s glory. As we approach the arrival of “Lumpy” (not knowing the sex or real health of the baby) we realize the uncertainty that accompanies the gratitude and trust. In this our hearts are drawn to Habakkuk 3:17-19. Here, Habakkuk rejoices in the Lord regardless of the results of his labor, realizing it is all in the Lord’s hands. The ultimate statement of trust comes in verse 18, “yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” There is so much behind the “yet” in this verse and the rejoicing is in the treasure that God is, not the treasures that He gives. If we know Christ, and are known by Him, then regardless of what comes our way, we have cause to rejoice because our greatest cause of rejoicing is Him!