Minor Prophets with a Major Message: Habakkuk

The sound of silence… can be deafening.

Ever felt like God’s “stepped out of the office” and forgotten about you completely?

You’re not alone.  The “heroes of the faith” felt the same way.

Habakkuk begins his story with,

O Lord, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?

In Psalm 13, David lamented the same thing:

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I wrestle with my thoughts
    and day after day have sorrow in my heart?
    How long will my enemy triumph over me?

While the enemy hisses his lie, “God doesn’t care,” the biblical truth is this:  God may seem like he’s not paying attention to our struggles and pain, but God’s own Word says otherwise.

Jesus, himself, said,

“My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working.” (emphasis mine)

God’s answers to our cries have always been: “yes”, “no” or “wait a while.”

It’s the “wait a while” that is most frustrating and even painful.

The Scottish theologian, Oswald Chambers, offers us a paradigm shift regarding this particular topic.  He wrote,

Does God seem silent in your life right now?

Trust him.  “He is bringing you into the great run of his purposes.”

Soli Deo Gloria, Nick