Contributed on Sep 11, 2007
Why doesn’t God answer? Why is there so much evil in the world? Why do the wicked get away with so much? These questions aren’t new. The Old Testament prophet Habakkuk poses these same questions to the Lord.
Does God Really Care? Habakkuk – Part I Habakkuk 1:1-11 Habakkuk 1:1- 4 (NLT) This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received from the Lord in a vision.  How long, O Lord, must I call for help? But you do not listen! "Violence!" I cry, but you do not come to save.  ...read more
Contributed on Sep 25, 2007
God’s children do not get to choose His methods of correction. Habakkuk wrestled with the idea that God could use the wicked to correct His children.
Surely Not??? Habakkuk 1:12 – 2:1 Habakkuk 1:12 (NLT) O Lord my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal—is your plan in all of this to wipe us out? Surely not! O Lord our Rock, you have decreed the rise of these Babylonians to punish and correct us for our terrible sins. …But You’re ...read more
Contributed on Oct 2, 2007
Getting clear vision from the Lord takes preparation, clarification and above all else faith.
Getting Your Vision Habakkuk 2:1-2:5 Habakkuk 2:1 (HCSB) I will stand at my guard post and station myself on the lookout tower. I will watch to see what He will say to me and what I should reply about my complaint. Prepare Yourself - Ask God to give you clarity - Position yourself to ...read more
Contributed on Oct 9, 2007
5 Woes are given as a warning to those who oppress. Though their wicked ways may succeed for a moment in time, the Lord’s judgment will bring their wickedness to an end.
Words of Warning Habakkuk 2:6-20 Habakkuk 2:6-8 (HCSB) Won’t all of these take up a taunt against him, with mockery and riddles about him? They will say: Woe to him who amasses what is not his - how much longer? - and loads himself with goods taken in pledge. Won’t your creditors suddenly ...read more
Contributed on Oct 16, 2007
Habakkuk had begun with a distorted view of God and His activity. Habakkuk now comes away from His encounter with God with a new perspective on who God really is.
I Can See Clearly Now Habakkuk 3:1-15 Habakkuk 3:1-2 (HCSB) A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. According to Shigionoth. Lord, I have heard the report about You; Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath remember ...read more
Contributed on Oct 23, 2007
Habakkuk recognized that he could not allow circumstances to dictate his faith, but instead acknowledged that his faith must be in the Lord’s strength alone.
Living Beyond Your Circumstances Habakkuk 3:16-19 Habakkuk 3:16 (NLT) I trembled inside when I heard all this; my lips quivered with fear. My legs gave way beneath me, and I shook in terror. I will wait quietly for the coming day when disaster will strike the people who invade us. ...read more