“HABAKKUK: Releasing Control”

On Nov 3, Pastor Katy preaches on Habakkuk 3:17-19.

17 Though the fig tree does not blossom,
and no fruit is on the vines;
though the produce of the olive fails,
and the fields yield no food;
though the flock is cut off from the fold,
and there is no herd in the stalls,
18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will exult in the God of my salvation.
19 God, the Lord, is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
and makes me tread upon the heights.

In Habakkuk we catch a glimpse of a conversation between God and a prophet named Habakkuk. About 600 years before Jesus was born, the good King Josiah was gone and the Kingdom of Judah was falling away from God … again. Evil and violence were winning in the land, and Habakkuk cries out to God. If you have ever found yourself tied up in questions for God, asking why your world seems to be crumbling, or why evil seems to prosper while good people suffer, you and Habakkuk have much in common. The conversation between God and Habakkuk ends with a prayer. Nothing has changed in his circumstances, but even as things are, Habakkuk leans into God.