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 asking a question: Are you wondering when the scales of justice will shift?
By now you’ve likely seen the footage of a Minneapolis police officer who knelt on the neck of George Floyd, an unarmed African American man, and ultimately caused his death. The officer who murdered him had eighteen previous complaints filed against him.
Incidents like these can make us feel like we’re living in a place of high racial tensions and political turmoil. It is during these times that we should recall Habakkuk’s plea to God, as the prophet felt that he too was living in a day of turmoil. In fact, Habakkuk believed his prayers weren’t being answered, which caused him to engage in a pretty dramatic dialogue with God.
He complained, “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 there was no justice. He believed that God’s inactivity had caused the injustices of the day to become even worse.
However, God responded by telling Habakkuk that He had already begun to answer his prayers. In fact, God told him, “For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told.” Habakkuk 1:5 (ESV)
Sometimes we wonder how much more has to happen before God takes action. Be inspired today to hold on because 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)
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So today, the scales will shift.