Habakkuk: Wrestling, Waiting, Praying, Praising

Artwork for God's Masterwork, Volume 4: An Invitation to Return—A Survey of Hosea-Malachi

We have often commented on how up-to-date the Scripture really is. There is no doubt that it is “living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12). The book we are considering in this lesson is a perfect example of biblical relevance. Time and again you will find yourself in the verses of Habakkuk! The ancient prophet, witnessing the evils around him, wrestled with God’s seemingly indifferent attitude.

It was an offensive contradiction to His holy nature. But when God revealed His plan, an even greater problem arose. So Habakkuk decided to get alone and wait for his mind to clear. God gave him a fresh vision…hope beyond his despair, which resulted in a time of meaningful prayer as Habakkuk praised the awesome Lord of heaven and earth.