From the writings of the prophet, Habakkuk, we learn of God’s judgment upon His people.
The Lord’s words are recorded in Chapters 1 and 2. Well-known promises are interspersed between God’s judgment and Habakkuk’s response in Chapter 3.
“Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.
“For the earth will be filled
With the knowledge of the glory of the Lord,
As the waters cover the sea.”
“But the Lord is in His holy temple.
Let all the earth keep silence before Him.”
“A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet upon Shigionoth.
O Lord, I have heard thy speech, and was afraid:
O Lord, revive thy work in the midst of the years,
in the midst of the years make known;
in wrath remember mercy.”
And, as God’s people, in this generation, let us remember the source and the joy of our salvation. Neither are derived from good health, prosperity or anything of this world.
In times of adversity, we must consider what God is saying to each of us. We cannot point the finger at others. Let us use this opportunity to search our hearts, and in faith and repentance “humble ourselves before God and men.” (Andrew Murray, Humility)
Gracious Father, God and ruler of heaven and earth, give us wisdom and grace to turn our hearts to you. Revive your work in us and make us witnesses of your mercy ~ for your glory and our joy. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
Scripture Tunes ~ Habukkuk 3:17-18