Complaints and Faith

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)”

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Complaints and Faith

New Year and A Stone Memorial

“So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” (Joshua 4:4-7 NIV)”

At the first days of 2nd Semester AY 2013-2014, I remembered writing breakthroughs that I experienced during 1st Semester on this white stone. I searched for the stone and I found that the words written are already erased, so here I am writing the verse of my year and the resolve that God wants me to have on the same stone. Really really excited for another year of changed self and mindsets. :))

“Then Moses said to him, “If your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that you are pleased with me and with your people unless you go with us? What else will distinguish me and your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the Lord said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:15-18 NIV)”

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New Year and A Stone Memorial