Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NKJV)
Though the fig tree may not blossom, Nor fruit be on the vines; Though the labor of the olive may fail, And the fields yield no food; Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, And there be no herd in the stalls-Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
There are good times and there are bad times. When times are bad, we pray for good times. When the good times come, we rejoice and pray thanks to God.
But what about when the bad times linger on and on. And it seems God does not hear our prayers. Do we get discouraged?
"I think that health is the greatest blessing that God ever sends us--except sickness, which is far better. The season of sickness is the schooling of the soul. More of God is unfolded then, and more of His truth is learned, than perhaps in any other circumstances."
When times are bad, to whom else can you turn? Peter said to Jesus, "But Lord, where else can we go? You have the very words of Life."
1 Thessalonians 5:18 (NKJV)
In everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.