July 5, 2020

I Will Quietly Wait

Bible Text: Habakkuk 3:1-19 |

Anyone who breathes knows that accepting God’s will for our lives can be difficult. The Father often chooses life experiences for us that we’d never choose; he carves out paths for us to follow that we’d never go down. And yet, in hindsight, we often see how things have worked out for the best. We see his hand at work even in the traumas of life. As the years go by and our faith and endurance increase, we know that quietly waiting for God to work is always the best course of action.

But we are challenged to do so. We face many temptations to complain about our circumstances, to accuse God of being unfair, and even to quit the faith. The world tells us that we deserve better. That life owes us something. Some religions—including many aberrant forms of Christianity—peddle the false notion of quid pro quo; that, if I serve him, he’ll bless me with what I want. Give and take. But that’s untrue. He’ll bless you with what he knows you need not what you want. And none of us is earning any special favour from God.

So how do I respond to God’s evident but often difficult-to-accept will for my life and for this world? That’s what we’ll see on Sunday as we conclude our study in the book of Habakkuk with a message on Habakkuk 3:1-19.

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Sermon Notes

Where Is God?
I Will Quietly Wait
Todd Dugard
Habakkuk 3:1-19

July 5, 2020

I will respond to God’s evident but often difficult-to-accept will by…

…acknowledging his perfect work (v. 1–2, 3–15)

…submitting to his discipline (v. 16–17)

…worshipping him with joy (v. 18)

…testifying of him to others (v. 19)