We closed out the book of Habakkuk this past Sunday. This book is great for humanity because it relates so well.
We learned that everyone wrestles with God from time to time. Habakkuk’s name means, “to embrace or wrestle.”
Throughout this series “it seemed” like God was not active or present in Habakkuk’s life so he had to patiently wait on the Lord. Because he waited, listened, and “wrestled” with the Lord, the Lord showed up in a powerful way! He told Habakkuk that the Babylonians would be judged as well.
Although Habakkuk’s life seemed to ride the emotional roller coaster he ends chapter 3 with a psalm of praise to God. Some have stated that chapter 3 would often be sung in the Temple.
God takes this man from the valley to the heights! When we wrestle with God, and we continue to walk or live by faith, the Lord is able to help us endure. Our circumstances may not change, but God will change us so that we can honor Him and add value to others!
Jason Sheffstall - Lead Pastor - StoneBridge Baptist Church