Habakkuk 3:1-19; Past the doubt and into relationship

Habakkuk hears God’s response to his questioning and “fears” (3:1).  He then moves toward accepting and desiring God’s work and will.  In response to his step of faith, God appears to the prophet in a theophany and just when he thought his faith could not go deeper, it does; From doubt and anger to fear and trust.  Habakkuk ends by saying that through it all, “though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines…yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.  The Lord God is my strength…

The theophany is also significant in that it reminds us that “God will show up” in the tough times. He is present both theologically and personally in the midst of our questioning.


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