This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV)
Today, I am thinking about when it seems all is lost.
When I turn on the news these days, it feels as though we are living in political turmoil. For comfort, I turn to the book of Habakkuk, the prophet who also felt as though he was living in a day of political turmoil. It was this turmoil, and the fact that Habakkuk thought that his prayers weren’t being answered, that caused him to engage in a pretty dramatic dialogue with God.
The book opens with Habakkuk’s complaint. In verse 1 he says, “Oh Lord, how long shall I cry for help and you will not hear?…why do you idly look at wrong?” Habakkuk 1:2-3 (ESV). He also believed that God was allowing sin to go unpunished and that God’s inactivity had caused the injustices of the day to become even worse.
However, in the second part of chapter 1, starting at verse 5, God answers Habakkuk. He inspires him with the idea that He has already begun to answer Habakkuk’s prayers. In fact, in verse 5 God tells him, “For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.” Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV)
Sometimes we can be surrounded by political turmoil, or even personal turmoil, and wonder how much more has to happen before God takes action. Be inspired today that He is already acting. As you do so, remember these words: “For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3 (ESV)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, know that all is not lost.