November 13, 1983
Like the Old Testament prophet Habakkuk, many of us have called out “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?” The world is filled with pain, suffering and evil. If God is good and almighty, why does He allow bad things to happen? How do we reconcile what we believe about God and what is happening in the world around us?
1The oracle that Habakkuk the prophet saw.
2O Lord, how long shall I cry for help,
and you will not hear?
Or cry to you “Violence!”
and you will not save?
3Why do you make me see iniquity,
and why do you idly look at wrong?
Destruction and violence are before me;
strife and contention arise.
4So the law is paralyzed,
and justice never goes forth.
For the wicked surround the righteous;
so justice goes forth perverted.
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.