God now responds to Habakkuk’s charge that God does not seem just in His response to Habakkuk’s cry/prayer. How often do we essentially make the same charge…”God, Your answer to my prayer is not want I like/wanted/expected”. Chapter 2 verse 3 says, “(My answer) will certainly come, it will not delay”. The subsequent verses in chapter 2 show that even though the invading nation of Babylon is God’s tool, He will still hold them accountable for their actions. This reminds one of God’s use of Pharaoh in Exodus. God hardened Pharaoh’s heart and yet Pharaoh was still responsible for His actions as Pharaoh hardened his own heart also. Paul says in Romans 9, “why does God still find fault for who resists His will? On the contrary, who are you O man who answers back to God? The thing molded will not say to the molder, why did you make me like this?”. For a faithful heart we find ourselves in that delicate balance between trusting God’s wisdom and knowing that His absolute power will accomplish His desire in any/every situation in accordance with that wisdom. You are the potter and I am the clay Lord.