Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold and there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.
Many times when we go through trials it can seem that there’s a deafening silence. God doesn’t seem to give direction or answer your prayers and others you rely on fall silent as well. Sometimes God uses silence to develop a stronger faith. Mustering up the strength to be joyful in these times is possible only by the knowledge that God loves you deeply and He’s working for the greatest outcome possible.