Daily Devotional
Uncertain Days Require Strong Faith

“O Lord, how long shall I cry, and You will not hear? Even cry out to You, ‘Violence!’ And You will not save. Why do You show me iniquity, and cause me to see trouble? For plundering and violence are before me; there is strife, and contention arises. Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds.”

Habakkuk 1:2-4

Ponder This

What do we do in uncertain times, when it feels like we’re looking into the end of a loaded cannon? We have to understand that our faith is not based on what happens in the future with our circumstances. We’ve been brought above that. That’s what the book of Habakkuk is all about. The question that is being asked today was a question that was asked many years ago: In all this trouble, where is God? In all the crime, all the disease, all the hatred, all the murder, all the pillage, all the rape, and all the perversion, where is God? Has He lost control? Or is it that God just doesn’t care? This is a problem that is causing many people to stumble. The problem is not, in the minds of many, the problem of science—from whence did the world come? It’s the problem of history—where the world is going; not how it began, but how it is ending.

  • What causes you to question what God is up to in the world?
  • Where do you turn in the most uncertain times?

Practice This

Spend intentional time today dwelling on the reality that God is in control of all things, even when the world seems most out of control.