When Habakkuk was troubled he brought his concerns directly to God. After receiving God’s answers, he responded with a prayer of faith. Habakkuk’s example is one that should encourage us as we struggle to move from doubt to faith. We don’t have to be afraid to ask questions of God. The problem is not with God and his ways, but with our limited understanding of him.
Habakkuk was a man who sought answers. Troubled by what he observed, he asked difficult questions. These questions were not merely intellectual exercises or bitter complaints. Habakkuk saw a dying world, and it broke his heart. Why is there evil in the world? Why do the wicked seem to be winning? He boldly and confidently took his complaints directly to God. And God answered… with an avalanche of proof and prediction.
Listen to the profound questions that Habakkuk boldly brings to God, and realize that you can also bring your complaints and inquiries to him. Listen to God’s answers and rejoice that he is at work in the world and in your life.
Little is known about the prophet Habakkuk. He was likely a contemporary of Zephaniah and Jeremiah, and possibly even Ezekiel and Daniel, but none of the other prophets mention him. His name appears twice in the book, and he is clearly the man character.
Between 612 and 588 B. C.
To Whom Written:
Judah (the southern kingdom), and God’s people everywhere
To download a PDF outline of Habakkuk click here.
We would love to hear from you, please use our contact page for any comments or suggestions. Check out our Bible Outlines for Bible outlines on every book in the Bible.