I have been reading some of the strange named books of the Old Testament, Haggai, Nahum, Malachi, and now I am starting the book of Habakkuk. I think I read them before but they just didn’t seem to register with me.
Now with all the politics and awful happenings around the world, suicide bombers, people killing policemen and so many other headline items these books have taken on a new meaning for me.
I don’t know if you know anything about this guy named Habakkuk or not but he lived through the time of the awful King Nebuchadnezzar and the people around him were in grave danger. People were trusting in the wrong folks to protect them. Others were benefitting off the poor and not caring at all. There was turn over in the government and not for the better.
Evil was winning and right was losing. Habakkuk didn’t sit at the local coffee shop and discuss his woes with a friend, he didn’t sit at the dinner table and tell his family that he didn’t see where the country was going and why did the bad guys seem to be winning.
Nope, he takes all his worries, concerns, and unhappy thoughts of the future straight to the only one that is able to answer his questions.
Habakkuk is a man after my own heart, he goes straight to God with all that is on his mind and wants some answers.
Does it sound a little like how you feel today? Does it sound a little like what is happening in our world?
Well, you need to find out what God has to say to Habakkuk. God does speak to him and he does answer him. Check out this short little book of the Bible, it may surprise you at how close it is to your life.