Living by Faith When God's Ways Don't Make Sense
Topic: Living for God Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1–3:19
When Habakkuk doesn't understand how God can be acting for the good of himself or his people in the midst of severe difficulty, God shows him that his plans are far beyond Habakkuk's plans, and by waiting on God he can still rejoice in God through faith.
Please take some time this week to REVIEW and APPLY the book of Habakkuk on your own, with friends, family and in Community.
Remember we want to be doers of the Word and not hearers only.
- Pray and ask the Holy Spirit to fill you.
- Read the book of Habakkuk
- What was going on with Judah that had Habakkuk so upset?
- Review the ways we saw Jesus in chapters 2 & 3 of Habakkuk.
- When was the last time you had similar thoughts to Habakkuk (1:1-4)?
- Do you ever pray “accusatory prayers” or “prayers of interrogation”? Does something stop you from sharing ALL your thoughts with God?
- When was the last time you found it hard to reconcile the character of God with your life circumstances? Another way to ask this could be, Are there ways that God is working in your life right now that don’t seem to fit His character? Does God’s response to Habakkuk help you deal with this?
- In 2:2-4 God shares with Habakkuk how to live when life is hard and doesn’t make sense. The key words God used to help him were “vision” (God’s Word), “wait” (vs. 3) and “faith” (vs. 4). Which of these 3 do you find it most difficult to apply/do? How can you GROW in this area?
- In what current situation/trial/suffering can you practice “Yet I will quietly wait” (3:16) and “Yet I will rejoice in the God of my salvation” (3:18).