“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.” – Habakkuk 3:17-18
Is God enough for you? So many times we say, “Oh, I love the Lord because He has given me a wonderful family.” Or, “I love the Lord because of the beautiful day He has given.” I call this “because” kind of love. And that kind of love can be threatening.
What if a woman told her husband, “Honey, I love you because you’re so rich.” Then he loses his health and ability to earn an income for the family.
What if a husband told his wife, “I love you because you’re such a great cook.” And she loses her ability to cook.
These would be threats to the future of their love for one another. They could say, “Well, since I can no longer do this, I have lost his/her love.”
A lot of people love God this way. They love Him as long as He is blessing them. But what if His blessings were taken away? Would you still love Him?–Adrian Rogers
God’s love never changes–although, due to His wisdom, He must sometimes change the way He deals with us. You can’t measure God’s love by your circumstances. The proof of His love is Calvary! Deserving nothing we should be satisfied with whatever God does. With our focused fixed on the cross we can be content regardless of circumstances.–HDS