Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | December 7, 2015

Unshakeable Confidence

dec 7“Lord I have heard the report about You: Lord, I stand in awe of Your deeds. Revive Your work in these years; make it known in these years. In Your wrath remember mercy!” Habakkuk 3:1-2 (HCSB)

From shootings, riots and bombings, our peace on earth seems evasive and missing. Why? Perhaps it is because we have lost our way while trusting in too many other things. To some, God has become just a character in an interesting story. To some, God doesn’t even exist despite the evidence. And to some, God is a Sunday event and not a Holy God whose presence surrounds us.

Despite the condition of his world, Habakkuk held on tight to the character of His God. His intercession for the people of Judah was bold and full of confidence. And mingled in were many questions just like the ones you and I have. However, Habakkuk chose to focus on what God had done, how He related to His people and the loving God that desires reconciliation.

Are we any different today? Instead of hiding behind closed doors or ranting angry threats, we should remember that real everlasting peace can only be found in God. Instead of becoming depressed over the condition of our world, we would be wise to be Habakkuks whose trust in God is unshakeable. And rather than give up or cower, we would find the strength to claim God’s promises. We’d bow our knee and intercede rather than excuse away the difference our prayers could make. We’d zero in on God’s awesome deeds rather than glorify the enemy.
Backtrack to a manger in the heart of Bethlehem, and we will find our Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father and yes, Prince of Peace entering our lost, deprived world. And mercy began to flow reviving the hearts of man to trust in the One true God to fulfill His promises.

“Father, You brought deliverance in a manger long ago, and You will deliver us again – revive our Spirit today and fill us with Your confidence and strength.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Coffee Break

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