See what Habakkuk says to the lord’s servants in this verse that follow:
Habakkuk 3:17-18, 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,, Yet i will exult in the Lord, i will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
Immediately in his example of a tree, we learn of seasons. a tree represent growth and it also represents seasons. there is a time for everything. a time to plant, a time to prune, a time to tend and water and a time to just wait for the fruits. we need to learn that we can do all that is due to us and complete what is expected of us, but when it is not yet time for fruits it is not time. we unfortunately have to wait for the current season to elapse. we must wait for harvest time to begin. let us not confuse the times also. lets not be tendering and pruning trees when it’s time to reap. we can obviously not reap anything when its autumn season. we know that everything bloom in spring. where we see the beauty of what we planted.
Perhaps you are in a season of waiting. you are only expected to be patient and we bless God for ensuring that he develops patience in you. if you have just planted the seed, it will take time before you can enjoy its fruits. you know that it’s there , you have buried it under the soil. you water it even when you cant see it. now , this speaks of faith. you know by faith that it will take a certain period of just watering before you can see the plant appearing. i just want to remind you to just hang in there, your seed is still germinating. it is a process and it is a stage that shows progress, but you know what , you wont see it. because germinating of seeds occurs under the soil. have faith that your seed is germinating. praise God like you have seen it. pray like you are really sure. rejoice because you have the knowledge that about this time it’s supposed to be germinating.
what Habakkuk is saying here is that what ever season is depicted by the tree in this verse, he will continue to rejoice in the lord because he is an awesome father. He will rejoice until the fruits come. he will confuse the enemy who is expecting sadness on your face or tears. change the status quo, rejoice and keep yourself motivated because he who created everything knows the time when it will bear fruits. you rejoice in him because he is the all knowing God.