Although we do not live in a culture quite like Habakkuk did, many in the middle east can probably understand this passage in ways that we cannot. Sometimes we are stuck asking the Lord, "HOW LONG!!" How long will you allow the violence to go on? How long must we wait for your coming? How long must we wait, not knowing what is going to happen next in our own personal circumstances? Even while we wait, we have many promises we can hold onto. The bible is filled with them, and as the Church we can rely on them even when in a time of uncertainty.
Romans 8:1-2 I am free forever from condemnation.
Romans 8:28 I am assured that all things word together for good.
Romans 8:35 I cannot be separated from the Love of God.
Colossians 3:3 I am hidden with Christ in God
II Timothy 1:7 I have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind.
I John 5:18 I am born of God, and the evil one cannot touch me.
These are only a few of the thousands of promises breathed by The Lord God Almighty that we can stand on in these perilous times.
Please pray for the saints all over the world who are being persecuted for the name of Christ. May the Lord bless them and keep them and make his face to shine upon them.
All glory, praise, and honor to the One who sits on the throne and at His right hand.
Come Lord Jesus Come!!