Life isn’t fair. Clean water is scarce. Disease steals loved ones away too soon. Innocent people are wrongly accused. Jobs are lost in the name of downsizing. Christians are persecuted for their faith. We see heartache all around and it leads us to ask difficult questions: Where is the justice? Why is God silent? Does God even hear me?
In Habakkuk 1:1-4, we encounter a bewildered prophet asking God hard questions. Habakkuk responded to his circumstances by crying out, “How long, O Lord? How long before You hear my cry? How long before You fix what is wrong in this world You created?” The Lord wasn’t enraged by Habakkuk’s questions but instead gave an answer of hope. He told Habakkuk that He was doing something so amazing that he wouldn’t even believe it.
When confusing circumstances cause us to question God’s presence, timing, or interest, we can rest assured knowing these statements are true: God is good; God does care about us; and God is doing something so amazing that we wouldn’t believe it.
What is one truth about God or promise from God that you need to be reminded of today in your circumstances?