A Prophetic Call
Are you battling with the timing or plans of God? Habukkuk is prophesying to the people of Judah calling them to remain faithful no matter what happens in the future. This book will encourage you as it gives you an honest account of a prophet that is trying to remain faithful in a time when nothing makes sense, even God’s answers to his prayers. Yet I will rejoice in the Lord - hear the cry of Habakkuk as you read this amazing book.
yet i will rejoice in the lord, i will be joyful in GOD my savioUr
get back up on your tower
Do you need a wake-up call? Do you need a shift in your faith for answers in prayer? Then Habakkuk is for you. This little prophetic book talks a big talk. Habakkuk for me has been a reminder of who I am called to be, my gifts and calling. And this calling is for everyone, this call is for all Christians everywhere. This is the call to pray! This is the call to stand for unanswered prayer in our families, to stand for a breakthrough in our own lives and in our churches. That is a call that we all have, and as you read Habakkuk you will feel the Holy Spirit renewing that call again, I did!
The first thing I want to point out is when you read Habakkuk you can get into the “normality” of someone crying out to God and then the “Lord answering” and then again, the person crying out to God and then at the right time and in perfect order the Lord answers. But the longer you are a Christian you realise that this doesn’t happen in this order or this swiftly. And at times this discouraging reality can stop us from crying out to God altogether.
at the mercy of god's judgement
I’m sure that you would have already seen from the dive how interesting the book of Habakkuk can be. There is a lot more to this book than immediately catches your attention. One of the interesting things about the book is that it is written as an interaction purely between Habakkuk and God, and no other characters really feature in the book. It’s simply a prayer/complaint that Habakkuk makes to God, and what is so interesting about this prayer/complaint is that we often find ourselves asking very similar questions of God in times of despair and injustice.
Sometimes, like Habakkuk we even question how a holy and good God could use such corrupt nations or people as his instruments? We perhaps even ask whether or not God is doing something contrary to his nature by using evil nations and men to accomplish his purposes? This is a question that perplexes most of us and brings some to call God’s righteousness into question. This deep dive will be dedicated to shedding some biblical insight so that we can properly frame the question and glorify God as Habakkuk does, when he is confronted by God’s response (1:5-11).