Yet I Will Rejoice in the Lord (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
How was Habakkuk able to “rejoice in the Lord” even though his circumstances continued to get worse?
What would your own version of these verses sound like? “Though ____ should happen/not happen, yet I will rejoice in the Lord.” What would go in that blank for you? How can you “rejoice in the Lord” even if those undesirable circumstances come upon you?
What are some of your big takeaways from the book of Habakkuk? What do you think God wants you to learn from this short book?
Questions for Preschool
Q: What is joy?
A: Joy is a deep peace and happiness that the Lord gives to His children, despite things being good or bad in their lives.
Q: Who gives joy?
A: Joy is one of the gifts of the Holy Spirit and comes from God.
Q: How can we respond to God for giving us joy from Him?
A: We should thank God for giving us joy that helps us through both good times and bad.
Questions for Elementary
Read Habakkuk 3:17-19. Discuss how these verses illustrate Habakkuk praising the Lord even though his circumstances are not ideal.
Q: What does it mean to rejoice in the Lord?
A: Rejoicing in the Lord is praising Him for who He is and what He has done.
Q: When should we rejoice in the Lord?
A: We should rejoice always! He has saved us from eternal death and separation from Him, therefore we have so much to rejoice about. In good times and in bad, Christians have reasons to rejoice in the Lord.
Q: How do we find joy in our relationship with God?
A: We find joy in our relationship with God by spending time with Him. When we pray, we draw closer to God and show Him that we desire to communicate with Him. When we read the Bible, we are hearing from the words of God which help us to know Him more. When we put God first in our lives, He gives us the greatest joy despite our circumstances.
Questions for Teens
Although everything around Habakkuk seems to be falling apart, how is he able to rejoice in the Lord?
Can you confidently say “The Lord is my strength”? Why or why not?
What impact does confidence in the Lord have for how we live today?
What has been your biggest take away from the book of Habakkuk?