Where is God in Confusion and Crises

We know very little about Habakkuk the man yet his honest questioning of how to really depend in faith on God when all around you life seems to be falling apart, makes his prophecy a compelling read for Christians especially in today’s world.

He writes around the end of King Josiah’s reign in Judah circa 600BC. The Babylonians are becoming the new super power and Habakkuk has to wrestle with the message that God is going to use this brutal nation to punish His people.  The future seems uncertain, frightening and hard.

This brief little book is remarkable for two important spiritual insights into faith; firstly that “the righteous will live by his faith” It is faith that Habakkuk says ultimately makes sense of life and secondly that what we learn in faith is that God alone is enough.

I Don't Like What I See - David Knowles (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, November 6, 2022
Habakkuk was a prophet minor in length but major in challenge. He struggles to understand God’s silence and then struggles to understand God’s answer. Yet in conviction he waits to hear what message God will bring and how God will answer him.
Righteous Shall Live By Faith - Tim Haddow (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, November 13, 2022
Habakkuk, like us, cannot understand why God's plan seems to involve the triumph of evil. But God's response says that justice will be done. And God's response hints at the ultimate plan, of which we now know more, which will show God that God's justice is inseparably linked with his goodness and love.
Habakkuk 3:1-16- In wrath remember mercy - Adrian Armstrong (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, November 20, 2022
Chapter 3 marks a distinct shift in the book. Gone is the structure of Habakkuk’s complaint followed by the Lord’s answer. What we get (v1) is a prayer of the prophet Habakkuk. A prayer set to music (v19), composed to be sung by God’s people. Habakkuk’s private intercession with God becomes public praise. Two great themes mark this prayer-song. These two themes reflect what God has revealed to Habakkuk. The first is Habakkuk’s acceptance of God’s judgement on his people. The second is Habakkuk’s anticipation of God’s salvation of his people.
Habakkuk 3:17-19: Even though... Yet I will - David Knowles (Video)
Evening Service, Sunday, November 27, 2022
It's easy to find much in life that makes us discontented. Habakkuk has been a troubled prophet wrestling with life and the circumstances he is in. Yet as he closes of his writings he has now found contentment and peace despite the circumstances. What's the secret?