H for Habakkuk

HHabakkuk’s name means to “embrace” or “wrestle.”

Habakkuk 2: 1-3 says “I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. 2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. 3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” (KJV)

A Bible college professor spoke this Truth into my life some years ago. I have to admit, at the time, I didn’t even know where Habakkuk was in the 66 books song. I know, I know, minor prophet. But, there’s no minor to the words “woe to..” and the “Thou art …” in this prophesy.

I’m sure somewhere I’m related to Habakkuk, the wrestler. The part where he asks God the HARD questions and doesn’t get struck down. The prophet complains and asks “O LORD, how long shall I cry, And you will not hear? Even cry out to You, “Violence! And You will not save”.

Now some are asking what in the world does this have to do with this month’s blog challenge. Yes, I’m taking the Word of God out of context. But who does not cry out to Him after their diagnosis? How long will this last? When we he/I feel better? When will it get easier?

So, I’m writing today to write the vision. The vision when I will see my son flourish in his health and in his school. When all his dietary issues are addressed. When I can see the light in his eyes not pain and restriction and distaste when I put a plate of food in front of him. Oh manna (GF) again?! Cried the Hebrew people a thousand years before.

Habakkuk2:2 “Write the vision
And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it.
3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry.

4 “Behold the proud,
His soul is not upright in him;
But the just shall live by his faith.”

2:16 “… That I might rest in the day of trouble…

2:18 “… Yet, I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

2:19 “The LORD God is my strength…”


One thought on “H for Habakkuk

  1. I like to pick a random blog from that gigantic list on the A to Z page and I chose you. This was a fascinating read and helpful. Cheers. Ally 🙂

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