Daily Reflections


September 6, 2023 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. —Psalm 28:7

It’s one thing to make a bold faith-affirming proclamation, as the one the prophet Habakkuk did in Habakkuk 3:17–18, when we expect at least a few “Amens!” from the crowd. But that was not Habakkuk’s experience. As far as we know, he was talking only to himself and God. The rest of his countrymen were terribly back-slidden, actively rebelling against the very God he worshiped.

It wasn’t uncommon for prophets to feel alone in their devotion to God. Remember Elijah’s assertion, “I am the only remaining prophet of the Lord, but Baal’s prophets are 450 men” (1 Kings 18:22)? Though he would later learn that there were many who had not “bowed to Baal,” in the moment Elijah felt he was the only one.

While it is true that we are more likely to flourish when in the community of Christ followers, crowd support is not a must. Servants of God will sometimes stand alone.
Habakkuk: Moving from Fear to Faith (Revive Our Hearts series)

Scripture is taken from the CSB.

Make it Personal

Pray for those who teach and preach the Word of God in hostile places. Ask God to give them strength and courage.