How to Find Silver Linings but Also Persevere When You Find None
Pastor Levi Lusko says Habakkuk 3:17 reminds us to persevere and never give up, even when there is absolutely nothing good happening around you that you can see. We need to be prepared for all of the inevitably bad things that happen in a world tainted by sin.
"There's going to be a new crazy thing; there's going to be a new hard thing; there's always going to be some new challenging chance to trust God until we get to heaven," Lusko says. "So whatever you're facing today, in Jesus, you can say, 'My situation is in Christ.' And Paul told us we can always find silver linings. He said, 'I see that I'm in jail. And since I'm in jail, I shared the gospel with this soldier, and he got saved.' ...
"What do you do when you're going through something bad, and nothing good that you can tell has come from it? Well, in that situation, you hold on for dear life. ... We choose to rejoice. Joy is a decision. ... Our brains are too small to fathom the bigness of what God's doing from beginning to end. Your greatest need is not information. It's revelation. Learning the specifics of God's next steps made Habakkuk even more confused. What actually helped him was when God showed him how great He was."
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