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...
We are in the Days of Awe between the Biblical Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. It is a time to take seriously our need for redemption and let Yahweh deal with the things in our lives that are standing in the way of us having a closer relationship with Him.