The final chapter of Habakkuk (how did that happen already?!) describes God as harsh, angry, and wrathful, while at the same time being glorious, strong, and ultimately powerful. “Yet, I will rejoice in the Lord; I will jubilate in the God of my salvation (Habakkuk 3:18).” Ultimately, the message being conveyed is that God’s awesome might can take many forms, both good and bad as we perceive them, but the bottom line is that He in His ultimate power is a good thing, something to rejoice in. This deceptively simple summary speaks to me because it relates to a lot of my feelings about God. Whether or not we understand His actions, or agree with them, or feel their impact directly, all of us have the capacity to feel and appreciate His presence, and should be happy about that.
With that, this brief book ends. On Sunday I’ll start Zephaniah, and after that, there is less than a month left in Neviim before this project moves onto the third component of Tanakh. I’m nervous about what’s to come, so I’m definitely going to make sure that I enjoy this month and the routine I’ve gotten into for all they’re worth!