For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told (Habakkuk 1:5b).
The prophet Habakkuk wasn’t afraid to question God. He wanted to know why God’s answers to his prayers were taking so long. Why did God tolerate wrong? Why was the world apparently headed the wrong direction?
Have you ever asked questions like that? Have you ever prayed for something a lot longer than you anticipated? Does it sometimes seem as if God has let things get out of control?
God’s answer to Habakkuk’s questions was short and simple. Habakkuk wouldn’t be able to understand God’s response, even if God told him. What was wrong with Habakkuk?
Habakkuk whined about the state of the world. He said a lot of things that sounded noble and religious, but he was more concerned about himself than the people around him. Habakkuk, like many of us, was a great follower of God when things were going his way.
When it comes to life’s tough questions, we like to figure out logical solutions and then assign God the task of carrying out our plans. We don’t think about it that way, but that’s how it looks from God’s perspective.
The challenges we face are opportunities for God to reveal His power over every aspect of life. If we really trust God, we will trust His authority over every situation. He will seldom provide solutions that make us look smart. He provides solutions that make Him famous. Think about it.
How is God being made famous through your life?