Pocket Sized Thoughts – Habakkuk – Part 5

The just will live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4

These well-known words were used by the apostle Paul to explain justification by faith in Romans 1:17 and Galatians 3:11. Paul indeed, ‘made it plain’ by bringing out the fuller meaning, yet, in their original context, these words were more than just a sort of ‘believism.’ The Babylonians were threatening but God had made a promise and in expectancy Habakkuk had set himself to watch. However, he does not know when the promise and the vision will be fulfilled. He has to wait. Waiting and not knowing when, or how long we have to wait is one of the hardest things for man to do. He is impatient. Faith knows how to wait. It is not a resigned fatalism, a sort of giving up, but sees beyond the immediate circumstances and rests upon the promises of God. This patient waiting of faith in God is something we all need to learn. But, thank God, He is more than willing to teach us and help us through.

PRAYER :- “Lord, teach me patience that my faith in you may be stronger.”