Habakkuk, part 2

This short book of the bible is a dialogue between Habakkuk, a “minor” prophet,  and God.   I’ve boiled it down in my own over-simplifying way.   I’m no theologian, so it may or may not be entirely accurate—it’s just my take.  There, disclosure’s done.

Habakkuk:  “Lord, do you see these evil people around me?  When are you going to do something about this? Shouldn’t they be punished?

God:  “Check this out, Habi—you’re going to be so amazed!  I’m sending some people who are even worse than they are to punish them.

Habakkuk:  “Uh, Lord, I trust you, I really do, but….that doesn’t really seem fair.  I mean, those guys deserve punishment too, not victory over my people!

God: “Look, those evil dudes will self-destruct and I will let them fall in their time but–are you listening?  Get a pen and paper….I Am and I always will be Lord.  That’s all you need to remember.”

Hab:  (on his knees) “Lord, the more I think about it, the more I know you’re Right!  Your ways are always the best, your justice always prevails, and you are always glorifed!  You saved me and you made me strong enough to live through this time–Thanks for the reminder that you are God.

To me this is a reminder of the fact that I don’t always understand what God is doing–or not doing.  But I always trust Him.  Even when I don’t understand.  Because He is God and I am not.

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