| Pastor Curt Thomassen|
| Cornerstone Assembly of God|
| 1350 Heritage Drive | P.O. Box 22|
| New Richmond, Wisconsin 54017|
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Rising above Disaster
Read Habakkuk 1:1 through 3:19
In 1914 a fire broke out at Edison Industries in West Orange, New Jersey, destroying most of the laboratory’s contents. Upon hearing his life’s work had gone up in flames, sixty-seven-year-old Thomas Edison maintained his usual optimism. The inventor said, “There is great value in disaster. All our mistakes are burned up.”
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights (Habakkuk 3:18–19).
It’s easy to have a positive outlook when everything is going smoothly. But when tough times come, anger and resentment often creep in. The prophet Habakkuk is a great example of someone who kept rejoicing through hardship. Though Judah faced an imminent invasion by the Babylonians, Habakkuk boldly expressed his faith and delight in God. He knew the Lord would help and strengthen those who remained faithful to Him.
No matter what trials you face, worship the Lord and trust Him to help you rise above disaster.
Thought for Today: Circumstances can’t change who God is.
Quicklook: Habakkuk 3:16–19
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