I’m so excited that you are joining me on this journey through Habakkuk. Today we are going to finish looking at Habakkuk’s first complaint to the Lord. It’s relatable.. It’s raw.. It’s real..
Habakkuk 1:3-4 NIV
“Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails.The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.”
Do you ever feel like God isn’t seeing your pain? That person hurt you, your body is failing, your strength is gone, and God is nowhere to be seen?
Habakkuk felt this way. Why is God making me look towards injustice? Why is God letting this happen? Doesn’t he see the destruction that is my life right now? Can’t he tell that I’m stuck and the truth that is supposed to set me free seems far from me? The darkness is caving in around me!
Why isn’t he doing something about this mess I’m in?
Maybe he is… God knew what he was doing.. He had a plan.. Wednesday we will look into that.. but for today let’s trust in the truth that God is going to rescue us.
He is quiet now, but he is not far away. He sees the whole picture. He knows the whole book and He knows that in the struggle, his children see him more. He can draw us in from this place. So today while we are wondering if he is even listening let’s let the words from Isaiah wash over us. Read them again and again if you need to. I know I will.
Isaiah 35:1-4 NLT
“Even the wilderness and desert will be glad in those days.
The wasteland will rejoice and blossom with spring crocuses.
Yes, there will be an abundance of flowers and singing and joy!
The deserts will become as green as the mountains of Lebanon,
as lovely as Mount Carmel or the plain of Sharon.
There the Lord will display his glory, the splendor of our God.
With this news, strengthen those who have tired hands,
and encourage those who have weak knees.
Say to those with fearful hearts,
“Be strong, and do not fear,
for your God is coming to destroy your enemies.
He is coming to save you.”