My Bible reading this morning during my time of “coffee with the Lord” included the prophet Habakkuk. Have you ever felt the way he felt as you reflected on what has been happening in the world? Here are Habakkuk’s words…
“How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen! ‘Violence is everywhere!’ I cry, but you do not come to save. Must I forever see these evil deeds? Why must I watch all this misery? Wherever I look, I see destruction and violence. I am surrounded by people who love to argue and fight. The law has become paralyzed, and there is no justice in the courts. The wicked far outnumber the righteous, so that justice has become perverted.”
Sound familiar? Does the scene he described seem all too familiar? Habakkuk could have been describing the state of things we wrestle with and struggle to understand!
But then God speaks…
“Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it…” (From Habakkuk 1:1-5 NLT)
Listen, God’s got it all under control! We need to trust Him in difficult times! The message of Habakkuk is, God even uses wicked nations to work His will and fulfill His purposes!
I don’t know about you, but I needed to hear that today!