Lately I feel the Lord leading me to read Habakkuk … I encourage you all to read this short and wonderful book. It's filled with brilliant wisdom and insight!
It really coincides with what is going on in our nation and world today… Isn't it amazing how the Bible, The holy Word of God, is always alive and current, and every bit as relevant for us today! God is so brilliant!
The book of Habakkuk starts off with a cry for help… ( it's actually Habakkuk 's complaint)
He complains that there is evil deeds everywhere, destruction, violence, corruption, he continues to state that they are surrounded by people who love to argue and fight and that the law has become paralyzed and there's no justice in the courts and the wicked seem too far outnumber the righteous and that the justice have become very perverted… It was an essential cry for help and a plea to the Lord to do something about what was going on at the time.
God does want us to come to Him with our struggles and our doubts.. His answers may not be exactly what we expect ...however, God will sustain us! He gives us revelations as we rely on and trust Him. God can lead us into a quiet hope not a bitter resignation!
We mustn't grow weary in well doing… No matter what you were standing on, no matter what you are praying for, do not wave the white flag…We mustn't give the devil a foot hold… It may look impossible in the natural but the good news is we serve a supernatural God… The God of miracles!
God is still in control of this world in spite of the apparent triumph of evil… Top to bottom… From big worldly problems, to problems in our own homes, God does not overlook sin and one day He will rule the whole earth with perfect justice... We must stand strong and wait for the shifting in the heavenly realms to come against all evil deeds and schemes. His ways are so much better than our ways…
Prepare your heart, repent, turn from any besetting sin... call on the name of Jesus and make him Lord!
The Lord's reply to the above complaint:
"Look around at the nations, look and be amazed for I am doing something in your day, something you wouldn't believe even if someone told you about it!"
Hallelujah! What a response!
Even hearing this though, Habakkuk had a second complaint…
He asks the Lord if he's going to wink at their treachery and why he is so silent while the wicked swallow up the righteous people… He asks if the Lord is planning to wipe out his people because of their evil..?
He pleads and asks if the Lord will let them get away with things forever, will they succeed in their heartless conquests..?
Doesn't it always seem like we can get into that place where we think the devil is winning.. The problem with this is we are just agreeing with what the enemy is doing… We are essentially giving up and letting evil win… God could change everything in one second if he wanted to… But sometimes there's things he's doing behind the scenes in wanting to change the hearts of man..
God's ways are not our ways… His ways are perfect!
The Lord replies a second time!
Don't you just love this? God is so patient even with our complaining and our whining, He understands that we are human and that we are hurting..
The Lord's second reply....
" Write my answers plainly on tablets so that a runner can carry the correct message to others. The vision is for a future time, it describes the end and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming wait patiently, though it will surely take place and it will not be delayed. Look at the proud! They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked. But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.
For as the water fills the sea, the earth will be filled with an awareness of the glory of the Lord!
We must just stand and know that God, absolutely 100%, knows what He is doing concerning all things that concern us… His timing is perfect, our prayers will not return void, He turns all things around for the good, and no weapon ever formed against us shall prosper… We must keep proclaiming, and standing on, and declaring the Word and we mustn't give the enemy a foothold!
Keep praying, keep believing, and stand watching God be God!… Do not let the negative news of the day or the enemies lies or what you can see with your physical eyes get in the way of what God is doing… Faith is in what we cannot see!… Trust the process! TRUST GOD! … Over and over again in the Bible victories happened in "then suddenly" moments that could not have been foreseen!
Overwhelming victory is ours in Jesus Christ!
1 I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him
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