“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” (Habakkuk‬ ‭3‬:‭17‬-‭18‬).


Blessed be the LORD, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ the One by whose grace we have come this far this year. Here we are in the last month of the first half of the year. If it has not been the LORD who has remained on our sides perhaps it would have been a different sordid story. Blessed be His Holy name forever.

Hope is an essential force that keeps us going in life; be it through the thick and thin or in the valley and turbulent seasons; the hope that the condition, unpleasant though, will not be permanent, but will surely pass. Those who lack this essential element will never see light coming at end of the tunnel hence they often go to the extreme resorting to do the unimaginable!

The divine stimulant dose for you who is reading this piece is ‘Don’t give up hoping’ rather, keep the hope going even when you can’t see any ray of light in sight. As long as there’s still life in you, there’s hope. “… a living dog is better than a dead lion” (Eccl. 9:4).

Prophet Habakuk was in a distressing, hopeless situation when he wrote today’s focal text, but he chose to be positive minded, saying though nothing may seem to be working, yet ‘I will be hopeful and rejoice in the Lord’. I urge you to adopt this mindset, the mindset of ‘I CAN MAKE IT’. God willing, against all odds you will make it as I also will in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Beloved, as you commence the journey of June today, hear again as it’s written in Psalm 31:24, “Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” I pray the Lord will strengthen our hope in Him. The fire of faith in us will not be extinguished by fear; God, the Hope of the hopeless will meet us at the point of our hopelessness and convert this to optimism and buoyancy in the name of Jesus.

Happy new month to you and all yours. God bless you. SHALOM.

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