2012-08-30 - When God Doesn't Meet Your Expectations
Originally Published 2006-09-30
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Our scripture for this devotional is Habakkuk 1:1-5. The message is: "It's Okay to Question God?"
Habakkuk 1:1-4 The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. 2 O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! 3 Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. 4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.
In verses one through four we see Habakkuk saying that he is calling out to the Lord for help. He is distressed because of the destruction, sin, and violence around him. We see that he petitions God for assistance, and yet he finds that God isn't answering. Finally, in verse five the LORD answers Habakkuk and tells him to watch and be utterly amazed as he basically performs a miracle in his life which he would not believe.
Habakkuk 1:5 - Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for I will work a work in your days which ye will not believe, though it be told you.
So it is okay to question God, because He listens and cares for his people.
I want my life to be for the glory of God in Christ Jesus