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The Timing & Tolerance of God

October 07, 2018

Passage: Habakkuk 1:1-4 & Habakkuk 1:12-2:1 Speaker: Pastor Lukus Counterman Series: Resolved Praise

Length: 45 mins 13 secs Plays: 1166

Speaker: Lukus Counterman - There are seasons and circumstances where our knowledge of God and our evaluation of life don’t correlate. Perhaps the wicked seem to be flourishing, or maybe the righteous are oppressed. Perhaps violence and wickedness abound and yet God seems distant and silent. Have you ever struggled with a disturbing situation and wondered about God’s timing or tolerance? Have you ever asked “how long” or “why” in the midst of difficulty? One thing a maturing Christian should understand is that God’s ways are not our ways, and thus we must always be humble in how we think about God’s work in our lives. Thinking we have God “figured out” can be a real barrier to walking humbly with him. The fact is, we have to learn to trust God in the dark (Isaiah 50:10) “Let him who walks in darkness and has no light trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.” As Habakkuk the prophet looks around at violence, contention, injustice and wickedness, it seems as though darkness is closing in and God is nowhere to be found. So will he trust God when he has no light? More importantly, will we? May the Lord anchor our faith in darkness when God’s timing and tolerance don’t seem to make sense.