“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. God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places. To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments.” (Habakkuk 3:17-19 ESV)
Set your mind on him! Not on circumstances. When we are struggling, we can set our minds on him. He will be with us. Think of the stable. Think of the baby lying in a feeding trough. Think of the angels rejoicing. This is the already.
He will come back. He will bring justice. Our ability to experience joy will be undescribable, unimaginable, greater than what we can think of. Because he is faithful. Knowing this, we may have joy.
Rejoice in this Advent season.