Living by faith in Christ does not insulate us from the pains of this world. In fact, in some ways life is harder for believers because we engage in spiritual warfare as our light encounters the darkness of this present world.
Habakkuk knew firsthand the pains of this world as his people faced imminent destruction by God for their sin. Habakkuk may have wanted to curse God in his weaker moments, but instead, he displayed God’s sanctifying work through personal heartache and disappointment.
Despite doubts and questions, Habakkuk acknowledged God’s righteousness and faithfulness. He told God that no matter how dire the circumstances, he would still find joy in the Lord. What we glean from Habakkuk is that remembering God’s faithfulness in the past can help us walk by faith in the present and into the future.
How should God’s past faithfulness and unchanging goodness help you face your present doubts?