Monday we talked about writing down the vision the Lord has given us and then waiting for it to come in it’s due time. I’m asking the Lord to continue to show us his vision for each of our lives and I can’t wait to see what he does!
Today let’s continue looking into the Lord’s response to Habakkuk’s second complaint.
Habakkuk 2:4 “See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright—but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness —”
Remember in Habakkuk’s complaint he didn’t understand why God would let this happen.. He couldn’t comprehend how the enemy could be advancing against God’s people and he felt like God must have missed it somewhere…
This verse shows us that God does’t miss a thing.
God says “See , the enemy is puffed up; and his desires are not upright.” It’s as if God is saying “I get it. I understand your frustration. You are right.. He is puffed up and his desires aren’t right.” He is showing Habakkuk that he isn’t crazy in his thinking… and then there is a but..
But– shifts things doesn’t it?
Habakkuk, everything you are thinking is true, but…..
Remember a few weeks ago when we talked about how the truth Habakkuk knew outweighed the faith that he had?
Here is where God addressed that. “Habakkuk, you’re right in your thinking, BUT the righteous person lives by his faithfulness…not just his right thinking..”
But seriously, how good is this?
God sees the struggle… he knows the pain.. but…
but he wants us to live more by our faith than by our circumstances. This season in Habakkuk’s time was a season that would bring God’s children back to himself. The pain in the middle was a small cost to have a new walk with God. It was an opportunity to walk by faith not by sight…
Whatever your season.. this is a beautiful opportunity to walk by faith not be sight.