Habakkuk 3:17 Though the fig tree does not bud and no fruit is on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though the sheep are cut off from the fold and no cattle are in the stalls, 18 yet I will exult in the LORD; I will rejoice in the God of my salvation!

As we know, it takes patience when it comes to receiving the promises of God which means, we won’t get our way all the time.

We may want healing in our bodies in two days, but those two days have come and gone and we’re still in pain. Or, we may want to receive that job offer but instead, we receive an email saying they’re going with another candidate.

After not getting our way, what will we do? We can pout, get mad at God, and choose to doubt God’s ability or we can rejoice, praise God anyway, and continue to believe in God’s promises for our lives.

When we doubt and get frustrated with God, the devil is in control and we forfeit God’s promises. This mindset can lead us away from praying, attending church, and ultimately away from God.

However, if we rejoice and continue to praise God despite having a bit of frustration from not getting our way, we set ourselves up for victory. God’s promises will still be in place, we’ll grow in patience, and maturity (James 1:2-4).

It may be difficult, but continue to believe and praise God when things don’t go our way. It will greatly impact our future.