It seems that in each season, the Lord draws us into a new place in his word. A new truth he wants to reveal.. A new way to survive through the turning and winding of our lives..
I’ve already mentioned that this has been a painful season… It has also been a season of confusion, questions, and trials.
In this season the Lord has lead me to a book of the Bible that I can relate to… that I can cling to when I’m feeling confused and overwhelmed. Habakkuk is a short little book tucked away in the Old Testament but oh does it carry an ever so relatable struggle… the struggle when we’re in a season that doesn’t make any sense and we are left questioning God.
If your in this season of trial and questioning would you please join me on this journey through Habakkuk? Let’s spend the next six weeks unpacking this book together a little at a time.. I’ll be posting three days a week and might even do a video or two! Let’s dive in together!
For today lets look at Habakkuk 1:2 ESV
“How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save?”
Habakkuk is staring his struggle, the weight of his trial, in the face. All he sees is the pain and it’s breeding hopelessness and confusion.
How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen???
Anybody else find yourself asking God this same question? I know I do!
What I love about Habakkuk is that he was transparent before God. He knew that God could handle his question and even his honesty of how he was feeling. He didn’t pretty it up.. He didn’t say “Lord how long must I call? I know you are going to answer… I just know it.”
Nope.. Good ole’ Habakkuk says “How long must I ask, but you not listen??”
He calls God out.. He is frustrated at his circumstances and he doesn’t hide it. A few verses down God answers his complaints. God speaks to him. We will dive into that in a few days, but today can I just say, God answered Habbakuk. God responded to his struggle.
And I just have to believe that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. And if he will answer Habakkuk when he gets transparent, he will answer us too.
Today I challenge you to get transparent with God. Tell him exactly how you’re feeling. He can handle it. Write it down.. Let it out.. And as we take this journey, I can’t wait to hear how he answers each of us!