A Hug from Habakkuk

March 4, 2015 at 4:24 pm | Posted in Habakkuk | 1 Comment
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The prophet Habakkuk reminds me of Jacob in a way. Not that Habakkuk was a devious schemer, but that both seemed to be willing to get very close to God, even if it meant “mixing it up” a little concerning their struggles to know Him better. Both men were spiritual “wrestlers,” in a sense. One thing about wrestling is that, when it gets intense, it involves a very personal “grabbing hold of.” This will sound weird, but, sometimes, the only difference between wrestling and hugging is the mental disposition of the participants. Habakkuk teaches us that, what may start out as a struggle to understand things about God that we can never fully fathom, may still end up as a loving embrace as we draw near to His majesty, grace, mercy, and assurance.

Here are links to the previous posts on the Book of Habakkuk:

1. God Is Steadfast
2. It’s Just Faith *
3. The Stones of Covetousness
4. The Wastefulness of Idolatry
5. Practical Sovereignty
6. Worship in Faith
7. Mysterious Worship

* most-viewed post in category


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  1. […] also prayed obstetrically not just in bargaining with God for his life, but in the sense of wrestling with God. This kind of praying does not displease God if we are sincere, and if our heart still retains a […]

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