It has been a few months since I preached a series out of Habakkuk. Learned so much myself from it! After mentioning it to someone the other day in EntryPoint, I decided that I needed to re-read it. Been doing that yesterday and today. This 3-chapter book ends with these verses:
Habakkuk 3:17-19 (The Message)
Though the cherry trees don't blossom
and the strawberries don't ripen,
Though the apples are worm-eaten
and the wheat fields stunted,
Though the sheep pens are sheepless
and the cattle barns empty,
I'm singing joyful praise to God.
I'm turning cartwheels of joy to my Savior God.
Counting on God's Rule to prevail,
I take heart and gain strength.
I run like a deer.
I feel like I'm king of the mountain!
This is the Prophet's stance after loads of questions and complaints and wanting to hear from the Lord. He resigns himself to the fact that:
Even though everything really stinks right now...I am going after God!
Gotta love this guy!