May We Rejoice in Our Losses!

Posted on November 29, 2021


By David Ettinger

A short devotional for these challenging days.

If there should ever come a day when I lose everything I have, I pray I will be able to exult in these words:

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)

Such a day could come upon Christians when we are stripped of all freedoms and possessions. May we, like the prophet of old, be able to rejoice in such losses, so long as we do so doing our Lord’s work!