Updated: Oct 7, 2021
Being honest with God is so important. Yet it’s something that so many people struggle with. Insert Habakkuk. It is quickly becoming one of my favorite books of the Bible. Let me tell you why.
▪️ It’s short
▪️ It’s real talk/relatable
▪️ It’s short...I mean poetic
There’s this dude named Habakkuk. Ok let me put some respeck on his name. He’s a prophet. So Prophet Habakkuk lived during a time where there was violence, injustice, & corrupt and irresponsible leadership (let that marinate). Anyway he point blank asked God- what’s up?
Habakkuk was a minor prophet with a major impact.
Now, I’m going to paraphrase but you can (and should) read the poetic way Habakkuk said it yourself: How long do I have to keep praying and you don’t respond? How many times do I have to pour out my heart and nothing changes? Why do you allow all this bad stuff to happen on your clock? Why are all these bad people winning in life? Me: mind blown 🤯 I grew up learning you don’t evah (yes- evah) question God. So I was intrigued to learn about this dude. Because here’s the thing: most people don’t read this book of the Bible; it’s not often preached about/from. The only time you really hear or see a scripture from this book is when people are talking about goals, calendars, or vision board parties [“write the vision, make it plain...”] and that’s not really the best context. So I can appreciate Habakkuk’s candor. Now if you’re a super saint and have never thought these things or never asked these questions- you get the gold star of the day- for real. But for everyone else (myself included) who has had some serious questions for God, this book is where it’s at...
Here Are the Keys: 🔑 Asking God a question such as ‘why’ does not diminish his power; his wisdom; his authority; or his dominion on this earth. 🔑 God is still God whether we like or agree with his will. And so the question becomes will you still trust, worship, or give thanks when his answers aren’t favorable or to your liking or on your timeline? 🔑 Our perspective is limited which often leads to inaccurate assumptions like God is apathetic or oblivious to what’s going on, or unjust.