Habakkuk lived during a tumultuous time. There was evil, chaos, a lack of justice surrounding the nation of Judah. Habakkuk’s heart broke as he saw how his nation had fallen from its former glory. Habakkuk asked God the questions many of us are asking God today in the midst of violence, corruption, and apostasy.
1. How long God will I cry out to you for help?
2. What do evil men prosper?
Habakkuk asked the questions and then waited for God to correct him. It’s okay to ask the questions, just be quiet long enough for God to speak peace and truth to you.
God’s response to Habakkuk:
“I am about to do something in your day that even if you were told you would not believe.” For Judah, it was a judgment for us today because of the blood of Christ, it’s a purifying. Evil is being exposed so that healing and justice may follow.
Then God said, “Write the vision. Run with it. The vision shall surely come to pass.” During these times, let us not loose sight that the Kingdom of God is at hand! Let us write and declare – peace, justice, faithfulness live in this land.
After Habakkuk discourse with God, he walked away full of faith. God had corrected him. Habakkuk was able to declare, no matter how bad things get before they get better:
“Yet I will [choose to] rejoice in the LORD; I will [choose to] shout in exultation in the [victorious] God of my salvation! The Lord GOD is my strength [my source of courage, my invincible army]; He has made my feet [steady and sure] like hinds’ feet And makes me walk [forward with spiritual confidence] on my high places [of challenge and responsibility]. HABAKKUK 3:18-19a AMP
Evil seems pervasive today. Violence threatens. But I choose, like Habakkuk not to put my trust in guns, politicians, or the things of this world. I choose to trust God. I choose to allow him to be my invincible army, my hero, my confidence.