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Greater than Ourselves

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.  Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.Putting complete trust in something greater than us is difficult and requires tremendous faith.

Amidst uncertainty in my life, I have had to place the control I desired in God’s hands and trust He would meet my every need.

The prophet Habakkuk knew this better than anyone. Facing violent persecution from the Babylonians, he cried out to God in fear for his safety and well-being. He gathered the strength to trust in God’s plan and to rejoice in the Lord. In a time of need and frailty, he gave up control. Rather than depending on himself, he relied on the eternal and all-knowing God.

Our lives are in a constant state of uncertainty—whether our life’s direction or our survival. In these times, we can find the certainty we need by putting our absolute trust in God.

Trust God completely. He will never fail you. 

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Andrew McNeil

Andrew McNeil graduated from Troy University in 2015. He is currently employed at AAA Cooper Transportation in Dothan, Alabama. He and his wonderful wife, Abby, enjoy traveling and spending time with their fun-loving dog, Sandy.


  1. Thank you for this devotion. Our pastor is presently struggling with his wife dying and trying to stand strong and make plans. I wanted a word on peace. Thank you.