How Long, O Lord?

Trust in the Lord with all your heart.
                  —Proverbs 3:5

Habakkuk was frustrated. “How long, O Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen?” (Hb 1:2).

The prophet gives voice to our disappointment with God’s silence. It’s hard to harmonize our heartache with our faith in a loving God who seems silent. How long, O Lord?

Habakkuk wisely decided, “I will wait to learn how God will answer [me]” (2:1).  God answered: “It may seem like a long time, but be patient and wait for it, because it will surely come” (2:3).

Praying and patiently waiting brought Habakkuk to the conclusion that whatever happens, “I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength” (3:18–19).

It will do the same for you: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Prv 3:5).

Take the leap: from fractured faith
to tenacious trust.

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