What in the World is God Doing?

Sunday morning we began a sermon series that I am anxious to continue. We are working through the book of Habakkuk. (Yup, that’s right – Habakkuk.) Habakkuk is a small Old Testament book packed with content. The prophet questions God about the troubling events he witnesses in his world. God’s mysterious ways puzzle Habakkuk.

Sound familiar?

What I see around me often troubles me. Evil appears to be in the lead and going unpunished and God seems silent. Why do innocent people suffer from natural disasters and at the hands of evil?

“Just because God is silent doesn’t mean He is absent (Pastor Kevin).”

Kevin goes on to support his statement with scripture. God is working. I suggest if any of these questions resonate with you, click here to listen to the sermon on Habakkuk titled, “Why Doesn’t God Stop Bad Things From Happening?”

We only made it part way through the first chapter yesterday, but I read ahead. (Spoiler alert!) By the end of the book, Habakkuk is changed. He learns to wait and trust in God and that God’s justice is far beyond his comprehension. He learns to be content even though he doesn’t always understand.

That’s the kind of contentment I want in my life. Contentment that comes from knowing life is not about me and never has been, contentment that refuses to worry about the things I can’t control or understand. God’s purpose for the world will prevail and I choose to live by faith.

 

5 thoughts on “What in the World is God Doing?

  1. Eleanor says:

    Stacy, Kevin’s message was/is a timely reminder! We at OP are so blessed to have both of you with us! Are forever grateful for the gift that you are to all of us at OP!

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    • staceyweeks says:

      We feel so blessed by God to have come to OP. It has been a place of healing and growth for me (and for that I am so thankful!). God has blessed me through so many different people here – including you!

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  2. Carol Greenwood says:

    Oh how God wants me to trust Him and live my life in faith with Him. I am still learning and what a beautiful journey it is. Thanks to Pastor Kevin for the Bible Story on Habakkuk. Lots to learn from the men of time passed. Thanks, Carol

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    • staceyweeks says:

      You are right Carol – it is such a beautiful journey to walk with God in complete trust. And you are right about the OT men. The more I read of them, the more I learn I have a lot to learn!

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