Quick Word from Pastor John – Blog #32

Quick Word from Pastor John

With the Engage Live Stream tomorrow night, we are putting the “Life’s Difficult Questions” series on hold for a week. Still, I didn’t want to leave you guys without at least a quick Word from God’s Word this Tuesday. 

So for today’s reminder, let me turn your focus on Habakkuk 2:1 where Habakkuk, a prophet of God, wrote “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.” See, at this point in Israel’s history, a majority of God’s people had already been conquered by a group of people called the Assyrians because of their sin and all that remained was the relatively small southern Kingdom of Judah. When the Assyrians came around Judah had returned to God and was saved as a result, but by the writing of Habakkuk, they had fallen away from God and we’re living just like everyone else. 

That’s how we get to this point in Habakkuk’s life when he wrote this verse. Habakkuk had questions for God. At first he struggled to understand why God would allow His people to live wickedly for so long without punishing them. Then, when God showed him in Chapter 1 that He was in fact going to punish them using the Babylonians, Habakkuk questioned why God would use a wicked nation to punish His people.

Still, amongst all these questions Habakkuk patiently waited for and had unwaivering faith in God’s response. He knew God was at work and pictured himself like a watchman sitting on a tower looking out for his master’s return. So, my point with this is that, yes, at points, this life can be confusing and we may even question how God is working in our circumstances. The lesson is though, like Habakkuk, we need to patiently wait to see what God is going to do. God is at work whether we see it or not; whether we understand it or not. Next time you question what God is doing or don’t understand why He is working in a certain way, like Habakkuk, just wait and know that His ways are perfect and that they all work out for His good and glory. Just wait and see what God is going to do!