It is so easy to proclaim a praise unto God when things are going our way. The question is can you or will you praise Him in the midst of your distress. Habakkuk did! Even while questioning God as to the state of Israel, acknowledging the distress of His people, he still acknowledged that salvation is through God.
Despite what we are going through, we still owe God praise for His omnipotence; knowing that He is able to do all things. God has an all seeing eye, He knows the situation that you are in. When you recognize that God is in control of everything, you can appreciate that whatever your situation is, He either allowed it or willed it. So give him a ‘yet’ praise even while you are going through your situation.
Was the LORD displeased against the rivers? Was thine anger against the rivers? Was thy wrath against the sea, that thou didst ride upon thine horses and thy chariots of salvation? Thy bow was made quite naked , according to the oaths of the tribes, even thy word. Selah. Thou didst cleave the earth with rivers. The mountains saw thee, and they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, and lifted up his hands on high. The sun and moon stood still in their habitation: at the light of thine arrows they went, and at the shining of thy glittering spear.
In our Christian journey, we should already know that we are going to suffer. But there is a reward at the end of it.
But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. 1 Peter 5:10
The apostle Peter tells us to arm ourselves for suffering even as Jesus suffered.
Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; 1 Peter 4:1
We cannot become downcast and discouraged when we suffer; particularly for His namesake. Even if our troubles seems to have no spiritual connection, we still look to God knowing that no matter what our circumstance; God is with us.
Apostle Paul got to a point in his journey where he was able to say:
Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:11-13
Our testing, trials and sufferings should bring us into a closer relationship with God as we learn Him in His sovereignty! Apostle Paul experienced God so much in his life that he was further able to say:
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Job, in spite of all he went through; was able to say: