Chavakuk: Relationship with God

The book of Habakkuk opens with the prophet crying out to God. “O Lord! How long will I cry and You will not hear! I cry out to You of violence, and You will not save (Habakkuk 1:2)!” It takes a close relationship with God to be able to call Him out, to rail against Him for disappointing us or not fulfilling our perceived bargains with him. It’s easier to leave God out of the equation and ignore His presence, or absence, rather than to acknowledge it. If we recognize the loss that we’re feeling, it gives Him power, and makes us feel like we’re not enough by ourselves. Whether or not we are is another question, but it’s scary to feel at odds with God and the universe itself.

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