Habakkuk 2:14 “For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
Can you imagine the day when the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will fill the Earth? God has called us to share God with the world through Jesus Christ so that people from every tribe, tongue, and nation might come to know Him as their Lord and Savior. How, though, can God fill the Earth with his glory during seasons of trial and chaos?
Habakkuk was given a prophetic word by God in a chaotic time where people did as they pleased and did not trust in God. They were confident in their own ability to get out of trouble and mistrusted God’s incredible promises. It can seem incredibly difficult to share Jesus with people who are confident in their own strength and worldview. In the face of opposition, we can lose confidence in the Gospel, which is God’s power unto salvation. When we don’t see God intervening in the way we would like Him to during difficult times, our confidence in the promises of God can get shaken.
God reminded Habakkuk, and also us, that His plans are unchangeable and His promises unshakable – no matter what’s happening around us! We are called to live by faith! (Hab. 2:4b “the righteous shall live by faith.”) When we respond in faith, we will be like the moon on a cloudless night, reflecting the sun’s light. When the barriers of mistrust are removed from our lives, our lives will reflect the knowable, loving God: the only One who is trustworthy. No matter how hard life gets, trusting God is where the joy will be. Habakkuk discovered this during a time of incredible challenge for his nation, we can have the same hope! Hab. 3:17-19 “…though the fig tree should not blossom. YET I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord is my strength; he makes my feet like the deer’s; he makes me tread on my high places.”
Today is the National Day of Prayer in America. Let’s praise God together and pray that the knowledge of the glory of the Lord will cover every aspect of our society and every home of My 5. See National Day of Prayer for the live simulcast information - 7pm CT
Show your care by simply spending time with someone today, virtually or otherwise. Make it a point to pay close attention to them. Keep asking them questions and let them share what’s on their mind.