Have You Ever Thought ‘Things Just Don’t Make Sense’?


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Jan. 09, 2022

Habakkuk 1:1-4

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)

Job 19:2

B. Violence!

Job 19:7

C. You make me see sin!

Jeremiah 22:13-19

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

Exodus 2:23-25

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

Mark 14:36

Matthew 11:28-30

Psalm 55:22

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?