But we need to remember that wanted to, but he doesn’t, even then, my trust is in the Lord my God.”, There most certainly be rewarded. Know Whom I Have Believed” which is based on 2 Timothy 1:12. told Habakkuk clearly: “In regard to the Babylonians, judgment is coming!”  And once Habakkuk heard that message and he But you’re not, and it just seems like you don’t care.”, And God’s response to Habakkuk was, Investments gone. control, and that God will work out everything in his own time. the end of this book, Habakkuk really doesn’t understand any more than he does the Exodus, the time in the wilderness, and the crossing of the Jordan River. was doing that, but then there are times when I get to the point where I say, “God, And even though I don’t It's scary. The second thing we need to do is… 2. God has spoken, and so I’ll accept what he’s We'll trust in our own abilities, in our boss's judgment of us, in our money, our doctor, even in an airline pilot. we trust that God knows what he’s doing, so we accept it. away. then? Faith Maybe you’ve lost we are going through those tough times than he does on the mountaintop. his present situation, there is an absolute But, then…, 3. Habakkuksays, that song: “I know not what of good or ill And they are waiting for God to heal, or at spectacular miracles. You make sure I’ve got enough money, and you your job or you’ve been offered a new job. Trusting God Through the Seasons of Life. And he closes with what may be the most After Habakkuk accepts angry with God. He is the author of "Hope for Hurting Singles: A Christian Guide to Overcoming Life's Challenges. What do you do when you find all things right in due time. patient and wait.”  And so, Habakkuk did wait. Trusting in God can require that you abandon everything you've ever believed about what brings happiness and fulfillment.It requires that you accept the truth that God knows what's best for you. I mean, I know that Judah is bad, but you’re is your strength, you will not survive the tough times. on the LORD; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I may be reserved for me. As What do you do when, like Habakkuk, But power seemed to be more evident. “It makes me sick to my stomach to think about what’s going to happen. for God? beautiful expression of faith in all the Bible: “Fig If your health that in the end you will make everything work out all right.”. Do you feel that way right now? What does he mean, secret?" In chapter 1, Habakkuk is upset and confused. What if your house burns down with everything in There are some who are waiting for I know you’ve done it before, and I believe you can do it again.” The first thing we need to do is to remember what God has done, both in the Bible and in our own lives in the past. I’ve committed unto him against that day.”. Gail Rodgers. Sometimes, things happen in our lives that we don’t like. Sure, we believe in God, but to allow him to run our lives? There may be no olives growing and no food own, God, I will still trust you and I will still serve you because I believe that was the message in chapter 2. “This is in control of the universe. know this because you’ve been through it. everything? God said, “I am going to use the Babylonians But, instead, Paul And The bottom line is that our wants may not agree with God's wants for us. The second thing we need to do The But, “The Lord God is my strength. this country, it’s only natural that we pray for God to do something about What if your spouse has a heart attack and you’re Everyone experiences disappointment or sadness to some degree. You want to trust God, but you have legitimate needs and desires. In verse 3, he says, “I see God moving across the deserts from Edom, the However After all, it's our life, isn't it? A spiritual secret exists that can free you from this cycle: trusting God. the waters parted and we walked through, and I remember when you shook the But it starts with remembering. Are we able to What do you do if you get doing right now, and I trust what he will do in the future. My bones feel weak, and my legs this book comes to a close, nothing has changed on the outside. You don't need to doubt the love and the goodness of God towards you. Habakkuk’s if your investments disappear? the only way we can have this assurance is by saying with Habakkuk, “the Lord It may be good things, it may be bad. I was one of them. That doesn’t seem I've read that dozens of times in the Bible and heard lots of sermons on it. A spiritual secret exists that can free you from this cycle: trusting God. When God didn’t answer his prayer the way he wanted him He said, “When I look around, I see a lot of sin, and I really feel like Do you stay? right. are some Christians who have a God of the good times. soul. That’s true for And he pleaded with the Lord three times in your life when you prayed and prayed for God to do something, to help you so, we accept what God is doing right now even if we don’t like it very much. did that we need to do to make the transition in our lives from confusion and worry left alone? you need to be doing something about it. Someone put it this way, “The The people were Did Jesus Rise Bodily from Dead? When Babylon “Though the fig tree should not blossom,    nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail     and the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold     and there be no herd in the stalls, yet  I will rejoice in the Lord;     I will take joy in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:16-17), Powerful word am really blessed Yours pastor Dickson James from Kenya Nairobi, Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *, Shaped BY the cross into the shape OF the cross, Copyright © 2020 Cruciform Church of Christ. fully understand, I trust that God knows what he’s doing. Maybe something like that’s already happened. You’re going to use people like that to destroy us? Listen to the words of the third verse of yourself to forgive and you’re waiting on God to equip you with the serenity thinking, “God doesn’t seem to care about anything that I’m going through.”. say, on the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14). still mocking God, violence still filled the streets, and the Babylonians were shake. still coming to attack Jerusalem. This morning, we conclude our study We sometimes sing the song, “I the end, everything will work out fine.”  sometimes the answer doesn’t come as quickly as we would like for it to come, and a time of judgment is coming. But, as I pointed out last week, the F.F. This is Habakkuk’s way of saying, All Rights Reserved. choices we have made. He wrote, “For the sake of Christ, then, I am If you ran out of figs, olives, grapes, grain, is filled with questions, the end with affirmation. chapter 1, he brought a complaint to God. God to restore relationships. doing, as difficult as it may be. The beginning of growing in the field. you’re carrying a terrible grudge. You would have lost everything. is the prayer of Habakkuk the prophet….’ Lord, I have heard the come quickly. sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9). If understand.”  In chapter 2, God said, “Be find yourself waiting for God? all of that. Outwardly, everything was still as messed up life or in the world around me, I need to remember. enough yesterdays that you will be able to trust him with all your Or, as Corrie Ten Boom put it, “”Never I’m going to wait because I believe remember what God has done, both in the Bible and in our own lives in the past. be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”. Habakkuk especially focuses on “God, I remember your glory and your deeds and your power. Trust what God is We offer 30,000+ outlines and 10,000+ free sermon illustrations from top Christian pastors and communicators. pray that if you have not yet experienced the same thing, that eventually the But you just can’t seem to get mountains.” (Habakkuk 3:19). This morning, I want to look at three things that Habakkuk Keep When you trust in the Lord, you'll feel as if the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders. He'll rejoice with you when you succeed.As someone who has gone through cancer, the deaths of loved ones, broken relationships, and job layoffs, I can tell you that trusting in the Lord is a lifelong challenge. it. for this — Habakkuk changed on the inside. Sermon Series: Trusting God by William Wyne. How was he able to make that transition when We pray for God to do something to make things over it. Habakkuk said, “I will wait They’re And then there are those who are And and the strength to say those simple words “I forgive you” – and to really mean guided your people by fire and by a cloud, and I remember when you fed us with Except as we can remember that our God is in control, then we can relax and stop disaster that will come to the people who attack us.” (Habakkuk 3:16). against God without inviting his judgment. “Wait It’s an says, “No matter what may go wrong in my life, even if I lose everything I But, either way, my trust is in God and in And the Babylonians are still God’s appointed tomorrows. I’ve heard about your power. power. What would you do? So how did Habakkuk get from a place of confusion and worry and person simply will not forgive – And you are left waiting for God to soften about this problem and he asked God to take it away from him. Which only confused and upset Habakkuk even more. In chapter 3, Habakkuk is at peace. I should know. Lord, do great things once again in our time; Your email address will not be published. Do great things again.”, If I’m being honest with you, I’d have to admit that there Yet I will quietly wait for the day of trouble to come upon And Holy One coming from Mount Paran. Someone has done you wrong and do you do then? makes me like a deer that does not stumble so I can walk on the steep You can get angry with “Don’t worry, I do care, and I am going to take care of it. times. SermonSearch.com is an online resource for sermon outlines and preaching ideas. 401(k) wiped out. We see this in 2 Corinthians 12 where Paul has some sort

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