Habakkuk isn’t a book I’m very familiar with, and I loved the this video to give me some context. There are so many amazing, free resources out there these days to help you read your Bible. Don’t be discouraged if you get a little lost in the historical context. The more often I read my Bible, the easier it gets, and the better I understand the story. But also, I kind of don’t need to know every historical detail to hear from God. When I just let go, read it anyway and remain open to God’s spirit, he always comes through. It took me at least a year to enjoy reading the Bible. More than anything, I would have questions, concerns or doubts when I opened up the Old Testament. I wanted to stay parked in Paul’s letters, being eternally encouraged.
Give yourself grace. (This is self-talk, join in if you need to.) God’s word is alive, complex and infinitely interesting. What other book could you read every day for the rest of your life and yet, it continues to feel new? If you’re new to reading the Bible regularly: great. We all start somewhere. The more understanding I gain about God’s word, the more humbled I become. Our only goal with this blog is to help you engage with the text, not our own words. More than anything, we love hearing from you!
I love how this book ends. “…I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.”
What does it look like to live by faith?
Where are you putting your joy?
How do we find strength in God and not in ___? (Our country, our circumstances, etc)