The book of Habakkuk is unique in that it is presented as a dialogue between the prophet Habakkuk and God. It begins with a very discouraged Habakkuk complaining to God about the sinful condition of Judah. He doesn’t understand God’s silence and essentially asks the question we all ask: “Why, God?” We can certainly relate today to his weariness and frustration as we watch the evils of the world around us. But God is wise, sovereign, and just, and He cares deeply for His people. Habakkuk comes to a new understanding of God’s power, and instead of discouragement, his heart turns to rejoicing.
“Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.” (Habakkuk 2:4, NLT)
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