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#25 Habakkuk Comes Directly to God

Posted: Saturday, September 9th, 2017
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There are two things we need to know and believe about God: His eternal power and His divine nature. Is God truly who He says He is: Sovereign Love?

Devotional

Job didn’t understand and couldn’t bear his suffering, nor the tormentors who judged him.

His dilemma was of two kinds: he wasn’t sure God was in control, and he didn’t know Him in and through such suffering.

Everything was solved when God – Yahweh, “the revealing one” – came to Job and let the man see Him. When you see God as God, there is no more problem.

So that we will consider this, the Holy Spirit included the story of another man who needed to know that God was truly GOD. This time it was not sickness or loss that was the crisis of faith. For Habakkuk, it was the invasion of his homeland by cruel Assyria. And the man who knew God’s purity, questioned His power. He cried out directly to his God:

You who are of purer eyes than to see evil and cannot look at wrong, why do You idly look at traitors and remain silent when the wicked swallows up the man more righteous than he?
Habakkuk 1:13 ESV

Other Devotionals in Sovereign Love Series

Sovereign Love, Sovereign God #64 Alive to God #63 Alive for the First Time #62 Beyond Natural Humanity #61 The Life of God #60 True Life Abundant #59 Alive, Not Dead #58 Dead in Decadence #57 The Living Dead #56 The Plain Name #55 Essential Life #54 Existence is God #53 This Strange Name #52 Are You There? #51 The Eternal Name of God #50 The One Name That Conquers #49 The Name of God Revealed #48 A Discovery or a Misunderstanding #47 Outside Language and Above Description #46 A Perpetual Wonder #45 Learning Who and What I Am Not #44 Limited by Knowledge of I AM #43 The Great Mystery of God's Nature #42 The Answer to the Question #41 The One Who is I AM #40 Knowing Who I Am Not #39 Who is I AM #38 You are Not God, I AM #37 Joy in Our Fearsome God #36 Shattered by His Words and Presence #35 God Comes to the Man Who Seeks Him #34 The Wonderful Defeat of Habakkuk #33 The Man Who Wrestles with God #32 God is on the Throne #31 Justice Delayed Is Not Justice Denied #30 Few Will Watch and Listen #29 Shaken and Shocked by God #28 Honest Indignation and Moral Outrage #27 Complain or Confront #26 Questioning the Absence of God
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