We often overlook the books of the prophets in the Bible. Much of the Old Testament, and all of the gospels and the book of Acts, are stories. We can connect with them and apply them to our own lives. But the prophets are hard to understand. Sometimes the words seem contradictory. They’re not. The message of the prophets is the same as that of Genesis and John, Matthew and Acts: God is on the throne and is mighty to save. During the time of the prophets, the nation of Israel was attacked and taken into captivity. They’d spent years and generations rebelling against God, and God allowed their enemies to come because it was when the enemy came that they turned back to God, the lover of their souls. Habakkuk reminds us that as bleak as it seems right now, God will revive, restore, and rebuild us.
Habakkuk 3:17-19 NIV
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.
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