Often the evil one tries to make a statement to us (a point) by using harsh circumstances and situations in our lives. I have learned Philippians 1:28 is the best response: "In no way alarmed by your opponents- which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you..." Thus the title of this short devotion: "So?? What's your point?"
Habakkuk knew this well...
17 Though the fig tree should not blossom, And there be no fruit on the vines,
Though the yield of the olive should fail, And the fields produce no food,
Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, And there be no cattle in the stalls,
18 Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength, (Hab. 3:17-19a)
The great prophet wrote this as he literally was waiting on a ferocious, evil nation to invade his homeland, which was going to happen as a result of their turning from God. But he wasn't disturbed. Why? His faith for food didn't come from seeing figs and olives on the trees and a harvest in the field. His joy didn't come from getting drunk on wine made from the grapes that needed to be on the vines. Habakkuk's financial security didn't depend on there being a full flock and cattle in the stalls. No.
The Lord was his strength! (:19)