Habakkuk Chapter 3

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Habakkuk 3

1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

2 O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

5 Before him went the pestilence, and burning coals went forth at his feet.

6 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the nations; and the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills did bow: his ways are everlasting.

7 I saw the tents of Cushan in affliction: and the curtains of the land of Midian did tremble.

8 Was the Lord displeased against the rivers? was thine anger against the rivers? was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation?

9 Thy bow was made quite naked, according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers.

10 The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high.

11 The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.

12 Thou didst march through the land in indignation, thou didst thresh the heathen in anger.

13 Thou wentest forth for the salvation of thy people, even for salvation with thine anointed; thou woundedst the head out of the house of the wicked, by discovering the foundation unto the neck. Selah.

14 Thou didst strike through with his staves the head of his villages: they came out as a whirlwind to scatter me: their rejoicing was as to devour the poor secretly.

15 Thou didst walk through the sea with thine horses, through the heap of great waters.

16 When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will invade them with his troops.

17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:

18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

34 thoughts on “Habakkuk Chapter 3

  1. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    When we don’t have strength on our own, we can have joy in the God of our salvation and He will be our strength, and we will be stronger than before.

    Nehemiah 8:10 KJV
    … for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

  2. Vs 18 No matter how bad we think a situation may look, praise and rejoicing should come from our lips to the Lord. It is only through him that we have hope.

  3. No matter what I will Praise You my Lord and Savior

    I read this verse and all I can think is “NO MATTER WHAT THE WEAPON IS I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I WIN”

    No matter what the weapon is
    I want you to know that if
    I won’t doubt He’ll bring me out
    If I obey He’ll make a way
    If I believe I will receive
    Everything He promised me

    I WIN…I WIN..

    17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

  4. V16-19- Even though a time of trial is coming, we know where our strength comes from. We need to take our eyes off our trials and look toward God.

  5. 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    Even when things are going horribly wrong we can’t forget the mercy and grace of God. We can not for any reason not praise him for saving us. Although sometimes life is rough and everything seems to be going bad we can still praise God and rejoice in his salvation! Thank you Jesus for saving me and pulling me out of the muddy pit that was my life, thank you for putting my feet on the unmoving rock that is Christ and giving me new life. I love you Jesus 🙂

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    1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

    The word “Shigionoth” comes from the following:

    H7686
    שׁגה
    shâgâh
    shaw-gaw’
    A primitive root; to stray (causatively mislead), usually (figuratively) to mistake, especially (morally) to transgress; by extension (through the idea of intoxication) to reel, (figuratively) be enraptured: – (cause to) go astray, deceive, err, be ravished, sin through ignorance, (let, make to) wander.

    Notice the very next statement is the following, “revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.”

    We all get spiritually intoxicated with the world at some point in our lives and we all need to be revived.

    The greatest way to overcome this world is to praise the Lord.

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

  7. 1 A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.

    2 O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

    He said I have heard thy speech!! He saw in what God said to him that God wanted to restore and revive Israel. Habakkuk said I was afraid when I heard thy speech. I will have to admit that as we heard this past week end the end time prophecy, that this puts a fear in my heart.
    God may execute wrath in this day, but we see mercy mixed with it. I say I want to see the mercy of God in our midst, which I believe still exists. We still can repent and people are still being filled with the Holy Ghost.
    Make know to us the power of God and the revelation of Jesus name.
    We still need to enter into what ever we do with the fear of God.

  8. THE ANSWER TO LIFE’S CALAMITIES

    17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:
    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    The season’s of LIFE in itself present to us challenges that we have no control over as well as the fruit of our own investments whether spiritual or carnal. Life is filled with calamities.

    Calamities – 1: a state of deep distress or misery caused by major misfortune or loss
    2: a disastrous event marked by great loss and lasting distress and suffering

    Job gives us understanding about LIFE. For all of us that have been born of woman or tha thane a mother.

    Job 14:1 Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.

    The Prophet Habakkuk gives us THE ANSWER TO LIFE’S CALAMITIES in verse 18.

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    Regardless of the length, depth or intensity of life’s troubles, we should REJOICE in the LORD and find JOY in SALVATION.

    The GRACE and MERCIES of GOD should overshadow all calamities in LIFE. Discouragement, disappointment and disagreement will all come to LIFE.

    THE ANSWER:

    MSG
    17-19 Though the cherry trees don’t blossom
    and the strawberries don’t ripen,
    Though the apples are worm-eaten
    and the wheat fields stunted,
    Though the sheep pens are sheepless
    and the cattle barns empty,
    I’m singing joyful praise to God.
    I’m turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
    Counting on God’s Rule to prevail,
    I take heart and gain strength.
    I run like a deer.
    I feel like I’m king of the mountain!

    Take JOY in the LORD today. HE is the GOD of our SALVATION.

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  9. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

  10. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    Despite any trials we may face my God still reigns and has all power in His hands. Turn to The Lord in your hard times and He will always give you strength and bring you through.

  11. 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:
    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    In the midst of wrath he will remember mercy. So, no matter what the weapon is against us…we win. Remember joy in the days of distress because the joy of the Lord is our strength!

  12. There are times when we can’t hold our head up anymore because of the trials we’ve been placed in. But my God can restore my strength and give me comfort when I am weak!

    Thank you Jesus!

  13. Habakkuk 3:16-19
    It is a great psalm expressing obedience and praise to God, and trust in Him.

    3:19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
    Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

  14. Vs.17, “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:”
    Vs.18, “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”
    Vs.19, “The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.”

    Two words stood out to me as I read this passage of scripture this morning.
    ALTHOUGH which means in spite of the fact that.
    YET which means at the present time; now.

    So, the scripture is saying ALTHOUGH or Inspite of the Fact That the fig tree doesn’t blossom, there’s no fruit on the vine, the olive fails, the field yield’s no meat, the flock is cut off, and there’s no herd in the stall, YET or at this Present Time, NOW, I Will REJOICE in the LORD, I Will JOY in the God of my salvation, and the LORD God is my STRENGTH.

    So, ALTHOUGH, inspite of the fact that, I go through trials and test in this life, YET, at this present time, now, I’m going to rejoice and have joy in the Lord and find strength in Him.

    I want to share two other passages of scriptures that I thought went along with this.

    Isaiah 12:2, “Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JeHO’VAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.”
    Isaiah 26:3-4, “Thou will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for the LORD JeHO’VAh is everlasting strength.”

  15. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
    The Lord is my strength no matter the situation !!

  16. Rejoice In The Lord

    17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    Life is not always how we would like it, but there’s more for us than simply enduring it, God has joy for us in Him if we will continue to seek Him even during the difficult times. That joy is our strength, it is how we can break beyond surviving into overcoming. But it must come with a mindset shift. We will shortcircuit our own opportunity at joy if we count hardship as some curse and focus on it rather than God. This passage said “rejoice in the Lord,” meaning there’s joy *in Him,* not looking around everywhere else or staring at the problem. Praise Him more, look at the circumstances less, and watch as His joy breaks through the darkness.

    Psalm 40:16
    Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.

    Nehemiah 8:10
    Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the Lord is your strength.

  17. You went out for the salvation of your people, for the salvation of your anointed. You crushed the head of the house of the wicked, laying him bare from thigh to neck. Selah (Habakkuk 3:13 ESV)

    God protects his people and keeps them from harm. Though judgment falls round about he will keep his people.

    I am so grateful for his protection. Earlier we were driving and a black truck almost hit our car. I don’t know where it came from and I didn’t see it until we almost hit it.

    God protected us! Thank you Jesus for the angels that encamp round about!

  18. 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:
    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    No matter what goes on wrong around us we can always count on thre one who created the heavens and the earth… I will always rejoice in the one who redeemed me, JESUS.

  19. Though the fig tree may not blossom,
    Nor fruit be on the vines;
    Though the labor of the olive may fail,
    And the fields yield no food;
    Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
    And there be no herd in the stalls—
    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
    I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God[c] is my strength;
    He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
    And He will make me walk on my high hills.

    I will praise at all times.

    Seems from reading this chapter and you see all that is going around. One can only think, “its life” Everywhere you look at you have problems circumstances; the word says it as, we will be filled with troubles in this human life. I was searching for the hope in this chapter and there it is at the end in the for of a praise. In the NKJV it has a subtitle that says Hymn of Faith. How many times do troubles not come against us? The Lord however wants us to know that we should trust have faith and let go. He will do, He will come for us. Sometimes in the toughest of my situations and when I don’t even know what to say in prayer, I sing I praise, I approach the King with worship on my heart because I remember what David said “…he delivered out of all their troubles” It is good to know and build a relationship with the Lord who gives and takes away and has all in His control.
    “I sing, when Im happpy, I sing , when I dont know what to do, I sing, when it hurts, I sing to the Lord a new song”

  20. 18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    Such a powerful verse in this chapter of the bible, the Lord truly is our strength, through God and him only, he make us walk through high places, for this we rejoice in the Lord.

    And when I look at this verse, the interesting question popped in my mind, since the Lord is providing us strength, what has made the people weak? What low places has the Lord brought his people from to bring to the high places to walk on? The answer lays within the rest of the chapter

    Vr 5. Pestilence: This represents our sicknesses that he has healed us from

    Vr 5. Burning coals beneath our feet: He gave us hind’s feet to help escape the coals that our placed under our feet. I believe the coals represent the things the devil plants in the middle of our walk with God to give us burn marks, pain and scars. It’s the things in our that give us hurt, pain and rejection emotionally, whether it be from a relationship, friendship or other matters, God gives us the feet to be able to walk over these coals.

    Vr 6 and 10 Mountains and hills: In these verses, he shows us he scatters the mountains and hills that our in way, it’s the obstacles we have in life that we feel like we can’t climb over, the things we can’t overcome that seem to be getting in the way of God’s plan in our life. But God with his infinite power will help scatter these out of our path.

    Vr 11. Sun and the moon: It says in this verse that they stood still, motionless, I believe this represents God won’t let time get in the way of our lives. What we think will take years to get to or accomplish, God can speed up and bring to you in the fraction of a time.

    Vr 15. The Sea: I believe God is telling us here he will allow us to walk through the rivers and seas that seem to seperate us from our vision given to us by God and from our path and walk with God. Humans do not have the physical capability to walk through water, but this didn’t stop Jesus from allowing Peter to walk ontop of the water. I believe this represents that God will give us the skills to do things people didn’t think could be humanly possible. But through God’s supernatural power, anything can be possible for us, all we have to do is believe this and praise God for the things he has done for us, and praise him in advance for the things, even despite of whatever storm you may be going through today. Just praise the Lord.

  21. HABAKKUK’S Prayer 1. A PRAYER of Ha-bak’-kuk the prophet upon Shig-i-o’-noth. 2. O LORD, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O LORD, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.

  22. although for any reason at all something’s going bad and nothing seems to be going great we praise and bring joy in the day because hes bring us outta hell givin us strength has greatly to be praised thank you JESUS

  23. “Rejoice”………..I will joy in the God of my salvation! My feet like hinds feet, sure footed, not stumbling on the mountain tops. “Sing his praise!”

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

  24. At times we face situations that seem impossible; nevertheless if we put our trust in God there is no obstacle that can defeat us.

  25. 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:
    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.
    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    If God decided not to do anything else. He is worthy of praise. In the good and bad. Through the thick and the thin , let there be praise on our lips. God is great and greatly to be praised. He is God alone.

  26. 17 Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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:

    18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

    19 The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.

    Learning in every situation to give God praise, and rejoice in the Lord alway.

  27. 4 And his brightness was as the light; he had horns coming out of his hand: and there was the hiding of his power.

    All power is in the name of Jesus. Habakkuk saw Gid as having horns in his hand and that is where his power came from. The power of Jesus comes through the staves through his hands. It looks like Habakkuk saw Jesus after the crucifixion and realized the power in his name!

  28. The sovereign Lord is my source of strength. He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain. (This prayer is for the song leader. It is to be accompanied by stringed instruments.) -Habakkuk 3:19

    The Lord is my strength. He cause me to triumph in his matchless name.

    Because of him I can climb into to some very high place in the spirit.

  29. 2 O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid: O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make known; in wrath remember mercy.
    this scripture testifies to the goodness of God and His mercy. It is a beautiful thing to think that even while He is angry with us His mercy is never far from us.

  30. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. (Habakkuk 3:18 KJV)

    There is only one who brings salvation. His name is Jesus!

  31. Verses 1-2 MSG “A prayer of the prophet Habakkuk, with orchestra:
    God, I’ve heard what our ancestors say about you, and I’m stopped in my tracks, down on my knees. Do among us what you did among them. Work among us as you worked among them. And as you bring judgment, as you surely must, remember mercy.” In reading Habakkuk’s prayer, it reminded me that my God never changes.

    Hebrews 13:8 AMP “Jesus Christ (the Messiah) is [always] the same, yesterday, today, [yes] and forever (to the ages).”

    The end of the chapter reminds me that no matter what the circumstances look like or sound like, my God is bigger, my God is in control and my job is to rejoice in Him.

  32. This chapter illustrates attitude. Although bleak he remained positive; “Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour 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”. Attitude is essential, as ones attitude will determine ones outcome; “The Lord God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places”. What a mighty God we serve! God bless Jerusalem and you all, in Jesus name, Amen

  33. Habakkuk’s prayer is one of restoration, he recognizes that they Lord was angry and judged his people because of their sins. Now he is asking the Lord to renew them “in our day”. He wants the people to see that the Lord’s ways are not our ways. “His ways are eternal”. God doesn’t hold a grudge because his people turn their backs on him. Instead he welcomes us with open arms once we turn away from sin, and seek him. Habakkuk is ready to see the restoration and vengance of the Lord for those whom lead the land to wickedness.

  34. yet I will rejoice in the Lord ! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! (Habakkuk 3:18 NLT)

    Nothing confused the enemy more than when we praise in the middle of our storms. God is a miracle working God, through Him anything is possible! Let’s praise Him in advance for all that he has done and yet to do!!

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