When the prophet Habakkuk cried, “How long, O Lord?” he struck at the discrepancy between revelation and experience. How can we reconcile what we know about our good God with the moral and social chaos that we see around us? How can we reconcile God’s purposes for His people with the disastrous sins and failures of those same people? God’s answers to this Old Testament prophet are at first frightening and ultimately humbling.
In this series on one of the Old Testament’s shortest (but by no means least important!) books, Alistair Begg shows that we have more in common with the prophet Habakkuk than we initially realize. As we observe troubles around us, we can turn to God in patient hope and earnest prayer, remembering that He is sovereign over history and working all things toward the fulfillment of His perfect will. As we gain an eternal perspective, we, too, can rejoice in God’s goodness—even amidst suffering.