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 out of the studio, but I am pondering a thought: How much more has to happen before God acts?
With the last few weeks of impeachment hearings, it seems as though our political turmoil is front and center again. Our current state of affairs caused me to turn to the book of Habakkuk, the prophet who thought he too was living in a day of political despair.
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’s inactivity had caused the injustices of the day to become even worse.
God listens to Habakkuk and then responds. First, God 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 feel hopeless, we can wonder how much more has to happen before God takes action. Let us be inspired to hold onto the same words God gave Habakkuk: “For I am [already] doing a work in your days…” Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV)
As you do so, remember these words too: “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.