“Look among the nations and watch- be utterly astounded; For I will work a work in your days which you would not believe, though it were told you.”
Habakkuk 1:5 (NKJV).
READ: Habakkuk 1: 1-17
We started yesterday to look at pain and how God does what He pleases through it. It could be painful to us at the present but it will eventually be for our good. In the scripture before us today, we see God starting to reply in Habakkuk 1:5. The prophet had no one but God to complain to about his troubles, which he saw as “injustice.” But God instead of coming down to deliver His own was saying, “Hey brace up for I will yet astound you.” And He went ahead to tell him of how He was raising a terrible army of affliction to chastise His own. How cruel, how devastating and how confusing will this have been for the prophet? He went to God expecting relieve and favorable answers to his troubles but the answers he got did not make sense one bit.
Are you in the shoes of Habakkuk today? Have you sought God to deliver you from your afflictions? Have you fasted and prayed? Pause, take some time out. He may be talking to you, He may be speaking but the question is; are you listening? What are you focusing on, your problems or His words to you?
Sometimes we are all after getting over the unpleasant stuff and going back to feeling good again. God has been longing to talk to you but you`ve been too busy for Him. Now is the time to seek Him. Keep an even mind; He has much to tell you. But seek Him you must. In that pain, in that humiliating circumstance, when all seem to be lost He is a God that never sends any one away who come seeking for answers. But you must be prepared to listen to what He has to say no matter what it takes.
Oh Lord make me to listen to what You have to say, even when the pain seem unbearable. Amen.