This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
In many seasons of our lives, we reach a point of depression and of uncertainty. We don’t like where we are and feel like there is no end in sight to the uncertainty of our future. However, as the Lord promised Habakkuk, the end “seems slow in coming” but we are to “wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” Meaning it will not happen a moment out of place. It will be right at God’s perfect timing.
Side note which led to our reading today: Jake doesn’t understand the sermons on Sundays, so he has been reading the Bible during the sermon. Last Sunday, he read about Jesus’ crucifixion and yesterday he read Matthew chapters 1-10 (yes, it was a long sermon. :)) Prior to the service starting, I asked Jake what he was going to read and he jokingly said “I should read this ‘haybikeck’ book”. I said “Habakkuk. Yes, that is a good book to read.” He chose to read Matthew instead which was the book that Pastor Ronny was preaching on.
Today, is our first day of school vacation and for 2 extremely homesick people, being in a hot house with no plans is quite difficult. So, in an attempt to keep busy, I mentioned to Jake we should do his laundry and then read Habakkuk. He wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but he agreed. After hanging his laundry out to dry (no dryer, here), we cleaned up our room some and proceeded to read.
I opened us in prayer and only tears came out with some words mixed in. I confessed my desire to be home with familiar and comfortable (temperature wise) surroundings and my desire to be a vessel yet struggling because of all the uncertainty in my life. Jake read Habakkuk’s parts and I read the Lord’s. We read all 3 chapters. I was familiar it was a good book, but I had never read it for myself, so verse 2:3 gave me some comfort knowing that all the uncertainty facing both Jake and I (and maybe you) is not uncertainty to the Lord. His plan will surely take place and there will be no delay!
Prayer Request: I guess it goes without saying, huh?