When nothing makes sense, we can completely trust that God is in control of all that matters.
The prophet Habakkuk lives in a time around 600 B.C., when Babylon is about to invade Judah. He is extremely troubled about the time in which he lives. For him, it is the end times. Christ followers believe that we also live in the end times. Habakkuk questions the Lord in chapter one about world evil much the same as believers do today:
How long, Lord, must I call for help, but You do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but You do not save? ~Habakkuk 1:2 NIV
God gives Habakkuk a revelation in chapter two – just as the Apostle John was given The Book of Revelation in the New Testament by Jesus Christ – the last book of God’s Word, our Bible:
Then the Lord replied, “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay… Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.” ~ Habakkuk 1:2,3,5 NIV
As I watch what is going on in our world today, and the perplexing changes taking place in the nations, I am utterly amazed, just as the Lord predicted. Nothing makes sense anymore, except God’s Word. We must continue to watch, wait, and pray for strength like Habakkuk.
Easier said than done. Watching the world crumble is heartbreaking. Waiting does not mean we should complain as we wait.
Prayer: Forgive my impatience, Father, and replace my complaints with faithful expectations from Your Word. Nothing makes sense anymore but I will rejoice and trust in You. Help me to glorify You with a willing and cheerful heart for your service as I stand watch. Prepare me in Your strength with courage to face battles yet won. May I run with the fleetness of the deer as a herald with Your revelation given to a lost world and seek Your Presence at all times. In Your Son Jesus’ Holy Name, Amen.
The Lord is in His holy temple; let all the earth be silent before Him. ~ Habakkuk 2:20 NIV
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