Habakkuk 1 – Debating God


March 17
Oh how many times have we blamed God for every wrong thing that’s going on? How many times have we thought of God as unjust?

There really are times when we think we’re better than God, we think He’s not doing anything at all. However, we’re 100% wrong.

March 18
Habakkuk seemed to judge their enemies. He was filled with indignation, which compelled him to tell God what to do.

I got confused with this verse:

Habakkuk 1:6 NKJV
For indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, a bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs.

It made me ask: “Why did God raise up a bitter and hasty nation like the Chaldeans?”

March 19
This is the one question that we, like Habakkuk, ask God most of the time: “Why?” We always wonder why this and that happened. “Why did it have to happen to me? Why now?“ we ask. God has His reasons that at the time only He knows. However, we can rest on the truth that He’s got our best interests at heart. We have to trust Him because He is God.

This chapter reminds me of Ecclesiastes 3:1: “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven” (NLT).

March 20
What do we do when God seems silent?

In this chapter, the Prophet Habakkuk was very indignant. He couldn’t stand justice being overruled time and again any more. He wanted God to act, as if God was not doing anything.

Then I realized, yeah, sometimes God really seems silent but it doesn’t mean He is. He may also seem idle at times, but He never was. When hardships come, we have a choice. We can choose either to accuse God of being anything but compassionate or we can choose to trust Him that He knows what He’s doing.


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