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.
Do you realize what Habakuk was saying in the above passage? Though he lost everything, even those things for basic survival, he would still praise God and be joyful.
Let's practice today, getting our heart prepared for any situation we might find ourselves in. Make a list of your thoughs, including basic needs as well as other joys and pleasures in your life.