Summary: We study the lesson Habakkuk has to teach the church about waiting.
THE WAITING ROOM IS PART OF DAILY LIFE! THE LESSON OF HABAKKUK... Part #2
DEALING WITH HUMAN PROBLEMS TAKE TIME!
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
1. Waiting and Patience -- the dirty words? ; 2. Habakkuk’s Waiting Room; 3. Danger of waiting and spiritual rust; 4. The five levels of waiting; 5. Waiting with Joy and gladness 6. Long waits and sudden answers; 7. TEPID WAITING; 8. Waiting with a fire in my bones!
Isa. 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall
renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings
as eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they
shall walk and not faint.
Habakkuk 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
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.
4: Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not
upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk 3:17 -- 18 Although the fig tree shall not
blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the
labor of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall
yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the
fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
18: Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in
the God of my salvation.
MICROWAVE/COMPUTER AGE!!! ???
We live in a microwave society.
Seems the only people I know with a lot of patients
We have fast planes and fast cars, good roads, and
plenty of gas, yet we are always late?
We can get our oil changed in less than 15 minutes
Remember, the coal or wood cook stove, to build the
fire in the cook stove took 20 minutes, then to cook
the food was much longer? We raised our own food in
the garden and canned it for the winter?
We have instant coffee, but is it as good as perked?
We have instant mashed potatoes, but are they as
good as the peeled and cooked kind?
We have minute rice, instant pudding, lean pockets
from freezer to the table in 60 seconds.
Yet, we depend on fast food restaurants and eating
Anyone remember the wringer washers and rinsing the
clothes in a big tub of water.
We have hot water, automatic washing machines,
clothes dryers, dish washers, vacuum sweepers that
clean the air, but yet it does not seem like we have
time to get anything done?
We wait in the doctor’s office. Our hospitals have
so many waiting rooms, that the rooms are
There is an emergency room waiting area, with
security and cameras. There is surgery waiting
areas, out patient waiting areas. There are waiting
rooms where we wait for babies to be born, CCU
waiting areas, and many more.
We have fast acting pain pills and medicine.
You wait in line at Walmart, Kmart, and Sears. Seems
like I can get in the shortest line, and the other
lines move much quicker.
There is a waiting room where you buy your car? When
you pull into the garage, they often suggest you go
home or back to work because it is going to take
time to work on your car.
WE GO TO CHURCH AND DEMAND A SERMONETTE SO WE CAN GO INTO THE KITCHENETTE TO SMOKE A CIGARETTE?
We want fast action professional song services, a
quick testimony, and a five minute sermon with a
funny illustration to make us laugh, a one minute
prayer that includes all, so we can beat the other
church to the local pig outs, or
smorgasbord, so we can eat real quick and get home
to watch the ball games and take a nap.
BE INSTANT DOES NOT MEAN IN HASTE!
BE INSTANT in season and out of season...2 Tim. 4:2
Haste in every case and business brings waste and
pain. Haste still pays haste!
You are only here for a short visit. Don’t hurry.
Don’t worry. Make sure to smell the flowers along
Dealing with reality humanity and hurting lives is
not instant! We must learn to wait.
GOD ANSWERS EVERY PRAYER!
God answers every prayer --- one of three ways:
We must not just pray for tasks that equal your
Pray for power to equal your tasks.
Eyes tend to believe themselves. Ears tend to
believe others. We must wait and trust God!