Thomas LaMance told this story: When my grandson, Billy, and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, “It’s no use, Grandpa. The mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights.”
Sometimes it seems like the little pests and big difficulties of life are coming after you with flashlights. One problem seems to roll right into the next. It’s tempting to think that God has forgotten all about you – but that’s not true at all. The prophet Habakkuk helps us to understand this.
“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)