LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy
Habakkuk 3:2 NIV
Habakkuk’s mindset is focused on the reputation of God. He’s thinking about God’s miracles in past history.
His focus is on current day reality and experience.
Have you ever really thought about that gap between what you read, what you hear, and what you experience as it relates to the unexplainable work of God?
This passage can remind us that God is writing this epic, global, redemptive story, and every person is invited to be a part of it.
Habakkuk did what God repeatedly calls us to do. All throughout the Old Testament and all throughout the New Testament, He calls us to ask.
You do not have because you do not ask God. James 4:2 NIV
Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24 NIV
Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possessions. Psalm 2:8 NIV
If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. John 15:7 NIV
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:14-15 NIV
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened. Matthew 7:7-8 NIV
What we can expect when we ask – miracles, spiritual growth, and God’s strength.
The great tragedy of life is not unanswered prayer, but unoffered prayer. F. B. Meyer
Habakkuk ultimately reminds us that God is merciful.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5 NIV