Your response to barrenness will determine your response to fruitfulness.

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can be trusted with much..” Luke 16:10

Everyone goes through times of barrenness – times in which we seem to lack the ability to produce something we value. If you are going  through one of those times, be encouraged – they do not last forever!

Times  like these say a lot about what we really treasure and what we really believe. In a time of barrenness, the prophet Habakkuk made up his mind as to how he was going to respond according to what he really treasured and what he really believed.

“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

You ultimately find your joy in your treasure. If your treasure can be taken from you, then so can your joy!

If God has told you something prophetically, it will come to pass. “For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it, it will certainly come and not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3

In the mean time, focus on the main thing. What else other than Jesus do you need to make you happy?

Barrenness cannot have dominion in the atmosphere of fruitfulness. So, with that knowledge and with my treasure in Jesus, I sing and rejoice in the Lord!

“Sing, O barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman than of her who has a husband, says the Lord.”

Verse 3 – “For you will spread out to the right and to the left; your descendants will dispossess nations and settle in their desolate cities.” Isaiah 54


4 thoughts on “Your response to barrenness will determine your response to fruitfulness.

  1. Thank you for the encouragement and for pushing me forward when I sometimes find no strength to move. Though I feel like the breath has been knocked out of me and I cannot speak when I catch that first breath I will yet praise ny Lord 🙂 Love you and Rhonda so much!

    1. This is an awesome Word, Pastor. When I posted it I didn’t realize someone was needing it right then…
      Diane Hargroves’s daughter, Hayley.

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