The word yet appears over 600 times in the King James Version of the Bible. There are a number of definitions for this word. The one I will focus on has the meaning, even; still (used to emphasize a comparative).
In Job 13:15a, Job declares, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust in Him." What Job is saying is regardless to what is happening in my life, what I maybe going through, and although I don't understand all of what God is allowing in my life; I'm still going to trust him. Job made a decision to praise and trust God in the midst of adversity. He didn't allow his circumstances to dictate what he knew to be true about God-- that He is faithful and trustworthy-- even when things are not going the way we think they should.
When we look at the world today, we find so much injustice. It seems as though some people are being oppressed, and the oppressors are not brought to justice. We witness all sorts of wickedness and sometimes wonder why God does not intervene. The same question was asked of God by the Prophet Habakkuk who could not understand how God could allow such sinfulness to continue and not respond. He wrestled with this dilemma. In the end, he came to terms with God's power, provision and trustworthiness. He writes in Habakkuk 3:17-19 "Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”
The prophet came to the conclusion that God was in control of everything. He was saying no matter what happens in my life, if everything fails or fall apart around me, I will yet rejoice in my God. He is the God of my salvation, and He will strengthen me to face every battle.
Will you trust God in the midst of what may seem like a hopeless situation? Do you trust Him enough to wait, no matter how long it takes?
Determine in your heart that no matter what the outcome maybe, you will yet praise Him in every circumstance.
Elder Shirley Freeman
Daughters of Zion Women's Ministries