Habakkuk’s complaint is a little similar to my own experiences – experiences that are full of “why me, why not them,” “Am I too stupid,” or “Is God really mindful of me?” type of questions/situations.
“How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? (Habakkuk 1:2 NIV)”
But in the same book, God answered, and I pray that I will be reminded of this especially when in tough times:
“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay. (Habakkuk 2:3 NIV)”
“See, the enemy is puffed up; his desires are not upright— but the righteous person will live by his faithfulness — For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. (Habakkuk 2:4, 14 NIV)”
At the end of the day, God is moving, working, and helping. He “is in His holy temple (Hbk 2:20a)”, watching, guiding. Therefore, what must done is, “let all the earth be silent before Him (Hbk 2:20b)”