For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay. Habakkuk 2:3
Do you ever look around and feel like the people doing evil acts continue to get away with it, even often seem to prosper? And to make it worse, the genuinely sweet, faithful people tend to have so many heartaches?
The prophet Habakkuk was in this boat. He throws out a series of complaints to God….
Why do I continue to cry out for help with no answer?
Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Why does justice not seem to be prevailing?
Why if you are so loving are you letting this happen?
The pagan Babylonians are thriving, and Judah’s sins seem to be going unpunished. Habakkuk doesn’t get it. “Why?” he asks God.
God responds instructing Habakkuk to write down the revelation that will come at the appointed time. God is never blind to what is going on. God is never unjust. Though justice seems to be lingering, a time will certainly come where all will be judged and made right.
God is patiently waiting for the right time; for His perfect plan to unfold. We can have confidence in this too, even when our current situation seems to be in a state of chaos. And If God has given you a vision, know that It awaits its appointed time, but it too WILL come to pass. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Questions: Do you ever feel like Habakkuk, witnessing the evil get away with things while the good suffer? Do you have a vision from God that doesn’t seem to be happening in the manner and timing you think it should?