17 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,
18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.
Often as we stumble through the hills and valleys of life feeling hopeless and weak, our clumsy plodding leads us nowhere, but when we trust in our Lord and call on His strength and power, we can surely find the guidance and strength to journey onward and upward as He calls us.