Reading from the Book of Habakkuk 1:2-6, 2:1-3
Habukkak 1:2 O Lord, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! 3 Why
dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for
spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife
and contention. 4 Therefore
the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked
doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth. 5 Behold
ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will
work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told
you. 6 For,
lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall
march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places
that are not theirs.
When you see evidence of violence and injustice in the world, do you ever wonder why God does not put a stop to such evils? Habakuk asked God such questions, and found that God answered him in unexpected ways. God wants us to bring our questions to Him.We may not always get the answers we expect, but we
can always trust that God's ways are best, even when we do not fully understand them.
Habukkuk 2:1 I will
stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see
what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For
the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak,
and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come,
it will not tarry.
Habukkuk fully expected that God would respond to his questions, and he waited in a position of watchful expectation.
Do you believe that God will answer you? Learn to wait for God's reply. Ask Him to help you recognize when you are seeing His answer to you. Keeping a journal (or like this blog) of God's responses to your prayers is a wonderful testimony to His faithfulness.
As I have done on this blog, and the many responses/comments I receive, and at times go back to read what I have posted, it has shown me that God listens, and cares, and he will answer your prayers, questions and concerns. It is up to us to open our eyes and ears to hear and see.