The Gospel comes in power and the Holy Spirit, with much assurance. If you call upon the name of the Lord, God will transform you on the inside, give you the shock of your life, and give you everlasting life on top of that.– Ray Comfort.
When my husband and I had a miscarriage I had mixed emotions. Most of what I can distinguish at that time was grieve. Further, I was sad for the missed opportunity to be a mom of another of God’s creations. It was my husband who reminded me of Job’s story. Also, he reminded me of the verse The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord (Job 1:21). Let us look into the prophet Habbakuk, who like Job, has exalted the everlasting Holy God despite all troubles.
Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Habakkuk 1:12. Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Amos 4:11: What Hinders You From Returning To God Through Christ?
Habbakuk’s exaltation of the everlasting God
In the preceding verses, Habbakuk raised a complaint to God that the Israelites are turning away from Him. God answered through a vision. Moreover, God revealed that Babylon will execute His judgement upon Judah.
Habbakuk perplexed and started to compare the Chaldeans (Babylon) to Israelites (in Judah). Furthermore, he cited how God can use wicked people to perform His judgement. Yet, Habbakuk, being a faithful man of God, exalted the Everlasting Holy despite the trials that the Israelites are about to face.
Give praise to the everlasting Holy God
Often, it is hard to give thanks and praise to the everlasting Holy God when faced or in the middle of heavy circumstances. We all face this situation and are guilty of forgetting to give glory to God. But as we see in the Old and New Testaments, the men and women of God, never neglect to give Him honour and praise even though they are amidst hardships.
Let us practice being like them. Moreover, let us be like how Jesus continued to give thanks and honour to the Father as He walked the path of death to save us (Accept Jesus Now). When you pray to the everlasting Holy God, do not stop on the complaint and supplications of your problems. Continue and give a highlight in your thanksgiving to the God who has created, provided and saved you.
This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.
Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
- What were your recent hardships?
- Did you praise and thank God for the troubles you faced?
- What is your reflection on today’s devotional?
- How did the verse touch you?
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- Application: Give praise to God every day even when you are faced with problems.
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Oh, eternal and everlasting God, direct my thoughts, words and works. Wash away my sins in the immaculate blood of the Lamb and purge my heart by the Holy Spirit, daily. Frame me more and more in the likeness of thy Son, Jesus Christ, that living in thy fear, and dying in thy favour. I may in thy appointed time obtain the resurrection of the justified unto eternal life. Bless, O Lord, the whole race of mankind and let the world be filled with the knowledge of thee and thy Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
(Prayer of President George Washington)