Ministry, Personal

Habakkuk in 2019

His coming is as brilliant as the sunrise. Rays of light flash from his hands, where his awesome power is hidden.Habakkuk 3:4

I’ve been reading through Habakkuk this week preparing for Sunday school. It really spoke to my heart. It seems very applicable to my feelings and hopes today.

My lament: There is so much wicked behavior that surrounds us in the world, from politicians and leaders who are not truthful to temptations in life to take shortcuts. I can’t read the news without my blood pressure rising a few points, people are suffering around the globe being ripped from their homes and as refugees not being welcomed with open arms. Climate change has impacted fire season endangering lives, homes, and nature. Nepotism and ignorance is running rampant. Global human rights are horrifying.

My Prayer:
I have heard all about you, Lord.
    I am filled with awe by your amazing works.
In this time of our deep need,
    help us again as you did in years gone by.
And in your anger,
    remember your mercy. ” Habakkuk 3:2

I am reminded that even though situations change with time, human behavior does not. Evils will always exist, they take on different shapes, sizes, and forms. God wants us to lament, he wants us to share our worries, our concerns, and our pain. In our relationship with God we can pray and know that He is truly our light. Through the rough seas he is our guiding light that will show us the way back to Him in the darkness. We must only trust, love, and obey Him and he will provide salvation.

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