Habakkuk 1:3 ” Why do You make me look at injustice? Why do You tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds.”

The Prophet Habakkuk’s name means, “the wrestler”, and here he is wrestling with the question of why God would allow evil to seemingly go unpunished.  But that same query has been echoed down through the ages by both Believer and unbeliever…”Why doesn’t God do something about evil?!”  Even today, we can look around and see the  oppression and despair of the innocent and weak, while violence and wickedness seems to be winning over the streets everywhere. So just like Habakkuk, we wrestle.  We grapple with Scripture like  II Peter 3:9 that reminds us that God isn’t slow in keeping His promises for He doesn’t want anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.  We contend with the idea that God’s thoughts are not our thoughts, and His ways, not our ways.(Isaiah 55:8)  But at the end of our wrestling match we need to remember… He is God and we are not…nor will we ever control His hand or even begin to understand His plan.

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