Have you ever been in a season of your life where things just didn’t make sense, nothing was logical, and everything seemed upside-down? Welcome, friend, we all have been there. Let me share a tremendous Old Testament verse with you today. Perhaps it has been a while since you read and thought about this.
“The just shall live by his faith” (Habakkuk 2:4).
What a grand Old Testament verse! Habakkuk was nearly beside himself with the sinfulness of his society. It didn’t appear to him that God was doing anything about it. God responds that He is going to deal with it by sending an even greater wicked nation to punish Judah. Now nothing was making sense. God simply says that the just do not have to see and understand everything. They simply need to trust. “The just shall live by his faith.”
Many years later the writer of Hebrews reminds us “But without faith it is impossible to please Him” (11:6). As I grow older, two things are taking place in my life. I want to share them with you tomorrow, but for now think of Habakkuk. He was perplexed with the sinfulness all around him. He was extremely perplexed at God’s answer. He was encouraged as he was reminded to trust the Lord. Oh, how we need this today.
Please take this with you today: Faith does not find its origin in me. It rests upon knowing Him.