The book of Habakkuk is an interesting book in the section of the prophets in the Bible. In chapter one, the prophet describes a situation pretty much like today. He asks God the hard questions, questions that are in many hearts but sometimes are hard to make known to all. Habakkuk seems to tell God that something doesn’t look right in the world. The prophet seems frustrated with everything going on during his time. If you were to turn on the TV and watch the news, seems like Habakkuk could be describing our world today. We can be concerned about the things going on, and some could be asking the same questions: God where are you? Are you listening? Are you seeing this?
In Chapter 2, God answers Habakkuk. God is listening. God is seeing what is going on. God reminds his people in verse 4, “Behold, his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.” This a reminder to us that regardless of what is going on in the world, we are to live by faith. Our faith and faithfulness should remain strong, regardless of what is going on in the world. God answers His prophet by letting him know that they will get justice in their time, but that shouldn’t be the concern of His people. The concern of His people is to remain faithful. Today is the same charge. God is in control and he will reward everyone accordingly. We, His people, need to live by faith.