I was sent a card titled “Express Prayer Mail”. It contained a few words of prayer for encouragement & blessings, and a scripture ………
“Even though the fig trees have no fruit
and no grapes grow on the vines,
even though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no grain,
even though the sheep all die and the cattle stalls are empty,
I will still be joyful and glad,
because the Lord gives me strength.
He makes me sure-footed as a deer and keeps me safe on the mountains”
Habakkuk 3: 17-19 GN
This is one of those scriptures that I find encouraging … and a reminder that in times of trial to keep your eyes fixed on the Lord. It is with trust in the Lord & His help that we can overcome huge obstacles (& even small ones) in our lives. It can be easy to forget this sometimes and gentle reminders from a friend or sister or someone are just what we need to help us along – to encourage us so we feel strengthened to be able to ‘soldier’ on.