One of the most difficult things about following Jesus; being defined as a “Christian;” is when things happen in our world that are hard to rationalize with our image of God.
The truth is that in our lives, in our journey of faith, there will be questions that may cause us to doubt.
That is what we see in the book of Habakkuk. A man of God asking tough questions.
Habakkuk was not unlike us today.
His country, Judah seemed to be on a downward spiral.
An enemy country was rising in power and strength.
God’s people were straying from God.
It seemed as if evil was winning.
Doesn’t it seem that way in our country?
How long, Lord, must I call for help,
but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
so that justice is perverted.