There’s a common word that you’ll find in the prayers of a mature follower of Jesus. It’s 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 fail 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, I’ll still rejoice in you.”
These hardships might not seem noteworthy to us in 2013, but in Habakkuk’s 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 here’s my question. What’s your “though” prayer?
“Though I lost my job, I’ll trust you to provide.”
“Though I don’t know the next step, I know you’ll guide me.”
“Though this situation seems overwhelming, I know you’ll 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.
I’m praying with you.