This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Habakkuk 2:3
Today I’m wondering if you’re thinking, “How much more has to happen before God acts?”
Let’s face it: 2020 feels like the year of losses. We’ve lost more than 200,000 lives to the coronavirus. We’ve also lost well-known figures who have made significant contributions to American life. Due to COVID-19, many are grappling with the loss of their jobs, income, and—for some—even their homes. Now, we’ve lost Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an icon for many, and are now thrust back into another intense political whirlwind.
Our current state of affairs caused me to turn to the book of Habakkuk, the prophet who also felt as though he was living in a day of political despair. It was this turmoil that caused him to engage in a pretty dramatic dialogue with God.
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 believes that God’s inactivity had caused things to become even worse. God listens to Habakkuk and then responds, “For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.” Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV)
Sometimes when we feel hopeless, we can wonder just how much more has to happen before God takes action. Yet let us hold onto the same words: “For I am [already] doing a work in your days.” told.” Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV)
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)
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So today, hold on.
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