Look among the nations, and see;
wonder and be astounded.
For I am doing a work in your days
that you would not believe if told (Habakkuk 1:5 [ESV]).
What a beautiful way to start a book of the Bible. Very interesting that it is Habakkuk that starts this way. If God spoke these words to you what would you be expecting?
Perhaps God was going to bless you beyond reason with health and wealth and relationships.
Perhaps God was going to bless you with children that would follow close after Him and be wonderful ambassadors for the sake of His kingdom.
Perhaps God was going to give you loving grandchildren in your old age that would love you and be people you could brag about.
Perhaps God was going to use your church to make a HUGE impact for Him in your region of the world.
Perhaps God was going to give you a long and prospourus life.
Hmmm… but is that what Habakkuk is all about? No. It’s about judgement and ruin. Judah was at a moral low and yet Habakkuk’s message is one of trusting God with our lives and seeing Him eventually bring justice through His activity in the world. And through that time of judgement God will provide a remnant that will remain true to Him.
Sound familiar? Aren’t we in the midst of such a time. There is moral failure and ruin at every turn. But in the midst of all that, God will protect His remnant for future purposes. And really nothing is stopping us from being true to him this morning.
What are you trusting God for today? Don’t let this wicked time in the history of the world take your eyes off of that hope.