October 25, 2010 § Leave a comment
Habakkuk 1:1-4 is a lament in which the writer complains that God does not listen to prayers and that the wicked seem to be winning. Why is life sometimes so unjust? These questions of 1:1-4 reflect times of uncertainty and anxiety – times like ours! But before we ponder the answers that Habakkuk provides to these questions (see this blog later this week), let us just make peace with the fact that God is apparently not only found in the high points of life. Habakkuk is a good Old Testament example of what the cross of Christ refers to in the New Testament, namely God’s presence among us during times of confusion and suffering – especially when the easy answers to the complicated questions of life seem to evade us.