Habakkuk: A Suffering Hero
July 5, 2015 Speaker: Series: Heroes
Topic: General Verse: Habakkuk 1–3
“Habakkuk: A Suffering Hero”
Pastor Duane Cross | 07.05.15
The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.
“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. “ - Habakkuk 1:1-4 (NIV)
“How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” - Psalm 13:1 (NIV)
“But the righteous will live by his faith.” - Habakkuk 2:4b (NIV)
“Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.” - Habakkuk 3:17-18 (NIV)
1) Faith believes that God is too wise to make a mistake.
2) Faith believes that God is too kind to be cruel.
3) Faith believes that God always knows best and does best in His time.
4) Faith believes that God is in control, and therefore we can rest in Him.
5) Faith believes that when we cannot trace the hand of God, we must trust the heart of God.
“The Sovereign Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.” - Habakkuk 3:19 (NIV)