“Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vine. Though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food. Though the flock should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls. Yet I will exult in the Lord. I will exult in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength and He has made my feet like the feet of a deer and makes me walk on my high places”
These are the words of the prophet Habakkuk as he lamented over the evil in his day and cried out to God, “How long?” God responded that He was in control and that justice would be executed. The prophet leaned into God through uncertain times and wound up walking “on high places”.
So today we lament,
Though the store shelves are sparse and there be six feet of distancing. Though the markets gyrate wildly and portfolios wane. Though jobs may be from home or even faltering, Yet we will rejoice in an unchanging and all powerful God who takes us to high places where our feet are like that of a deer.
Yet we will.
And yes, He can.