Spend time in prayer and silence with God asking Him to meet with you and speak to you.
Then the Lord replied: “Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that a herald may run with it. For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of an end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. See he is puffed up; his desires are not upright-but the righteous will live by his faith… For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O Lord. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy.
– Habakkuk 2:2-4, 14, 3:2
Habakkuk is determined to hear what God is going to say regarding his questions. God speaks His vision to Habakkuk. God gives Habakkuk a revelation; a picture of His future kingdom. This is God’s way of saying to Habakkuk, “In the future, there will be no injustice or violence; My words will infiltrate every place and heart.” God’s answer to Habakkuk is that in the end, evil loses and God wins. How does this vision impact Habakkuk now? Babylon is coming! The vision is that, amidst treacherous times, God’s people will persevere by faith. This vision of God’s future kingdom humbles and strengthens Habakkuk to the point where adversity and doubt are co-mingled joy.
The Big Question
Are you wondering where God is amidst your adversity/doubt? Is God revealing Himself to you? Are you wondering when injustice will be no more? Are you wondering how to navigate the mystery in God’s sovereignty? If you want a more graphic description of God’s future kingdom, read the last two chapters of the Book of Revelation. Be encouraged today! Live by faith!
Conclude your time in prayer and silence reflecting on what God has revealed to you today.