Jan. 09, 2022
Have You Ever Thought ‘Things Just Don’t Make Sense’?
1. The Prophet and the Oracle (v. 1)
A. Who was Habakkuk
B. The Weight or Burden of God’s Word
2. “How long will this continue?” (vs. 2-4)
A. An Urgent Plea (v. 2)
C. You make me see sin!
D. Justice is Perverted
E. The LORD will act
"The prophet can identify what has gone wrong in the world precisely because he knows of God, his order, and his justice instilled in the creation itself." Heath Thomas THOTC
3. We Recognize Habakkuk’s Problem
A. Human Beings Are Ready to Explode
B. We need to be like Habakkuk and cry out to God
1 Peter 5:6-7
1. Is there anxiety in your life this morning? Have you expressed it to God?
2. Even though so much is out of order today, do you still trust God will make it right?
Follow Up through the Week
Monday, January 10, 2022
Read: Jeremiah 22:13-19
As you look at these charges God was bringing against the people of Jeremiah's and Habakkuk's day, what do you see today that makes you ask God "how long"? Are you willing to ask God to intervene the way Habakkuk did in Habakkuk 1:2-4?
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
Read: Exodus 2:23-25
Do you trust God will intervene even though you see sin and suffering at the level that it is today?
Wednesday, January 12, 2022
Read: Mark 14:36
What about Jesus's prayer amazes you? What about His prayer that encourages you? What can you apply to your prayer life?
Thursday, January 13, 2022
Read: Matthew 11:28-30
When you take your deepest concerns to Jesus, do you experience his intervention? Does He make your burden lighter?
Friday, January 14, 2022
Read: Psalm 55:22
How today can you place this verse into practical action?
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Read: 1 Peter 5:6-7
How does humility help us to turn to the Lord rather than other sources for help? Do you have anxiety today that needs the Lord's attention?