Not Always Privy
Habakkuk 1 The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw. O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear? Or cry to you "Violence!" and you will not save?...
think about it.
How does God respond to Habakkuk's questions and shaky confidence? What does Habakkuk praise about God's character (1:12)? What reinforces your confidence in God?
I don't think I'm alone when I say that I want to be "in the know." I want to know and understand what's going on, why and for what purpose when it comes to things that impact and affect my life. So sometimes, when things are happening that don't make sense and aren't to my liking, I get frustrated. That's kind of the sense I get with Habakkuk in Habakkuk 1:1-2:3. Bad things are happening and he doesn't understand why. So he presents his frustrations to the Lord. Well, God listens and then He pretty plainly lets Habakkuk know that He has a plan, He's in control, that we're not privy to His plan and timetable and this is all by His design. Basically God tells Habakkuk to chill out and trust Him.
So how can we come to grips with the fact that we're not supposed to know every little thing? How do we work on being content with God's plan and timetable regardless of what that means for us?Tami W.
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