Have you ever cried out, “Lord, how long will you allow this?” That was the cry of the prophet Habakkuk. He wondered how long God planned to stand by and watch the wrongdoings of the wicked.
Recently a dear friend of mine told me she is getting tattoo on her shoulder. Although the tattoo is small, it packs a powerful message that I think we all need to hear. (She ended up getting a different tattoo, but the message is still important.
The tattoo is in the shape of a triangle. The three points symbolize the three chapters of Habakkuk which is a book in the Bible.
For those of you who don’t know or maybe just need reminded Habakkuk was a prophet who complained to God, asking him why he was letting all of these terrible things happen.
My friend explained all of this to me, so I recently took it upon myself to reread Habakkuk. Although I have read this book of the Bible before, when I reread just the first chapter I was taken aback with the greatness of our God.
In the second through fourth verse of chapter one, Habakkuk basically asks the Lord, why are you letting all of this terrible stuff happen?
& what the Lord replies just blows me away.
v. 5: “Look at the nations and watch – and be utterly amazed. For I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe, even if you were told.”