One Word That Makes All The Difference

There’s a common word that youll find in the prayers of a mature follower of Jesus. Its a word overflowing with faith and is missed by many.

It’s the word “though”.

Listen to the prophet Habakkuk put it to use:

Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive thoughfail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.(Habakkuk 3:17-18 ESV)

Another way of reading the word though here is: “in spite of.”

In spite of all these things going wrong, Habakkuk says, God, Ill still rejoice in you.

These hardships might not seem noteworthy to us in 2013, but in Habakkuks day  they made their livelihood through farming and livestock. This scenario would spell disaster to their natural eye.

This honest about life prayer that recognizes the real hardships in life, but still looks to God as our ultimate supply is beautiful to Him.

So heres my question. Whats your “though prayer?

“Though I lost my job, Ill trust you to provide.”

“Though I dont know the next step, I know youll guide me.”

“Though this situation seems overwhelming, I know youll lead me through.”

Take some time praying your honest faith filled though prayer. Be specific with your situation. Choose to trust that Jesus will be there.

Im praying with you.