Evil Will Not Always Triumph

Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath, remember mercy.

─ Habakkuk 3:2 NIV

Evil Will Not Always Triumph

When we don’t have the answers we are looking for, we tend to ask probing questions to unlock the mystery we just can’t seem to let go of. Not all the questions we ask have the answers we really like or are ready to hear. Some questions, left unanswered, can create more questions and lead to defeating doubt.

Habakkuk, God’s prophet, went to God for answers to his questions. The evil and wickedness of the world seemed to be winning everywhere he looked, and it deeply troubled him. When God answered, he learned that evil would not always triumph.

Our verse today is the first few words of Habakkuk’s prayer, in response to God’s reply (Habakkuk 3:2). Habakkuk said, “Lord, I’ve heard all about you. The miraculous things you do leave me standing in amazement. Once again, do your glorious works now. Do it again in our day and remember to show us mercy.”

Habakkuk’s world, in many ways, is similar to our world today. It often looks like evil is winning. But God’s promise to Habakkuk, that evil will not always triumph, is still a promise for today. You can trust that God will vindicate those who are faithful to Him. He is the same today as He was in Habakkuk’s day.

God desires for you to bring the things that trouble your heart to Him. When you pray for those things that concern you, God hears you and will respond. It’s hard sometimes, but you must wait patiently for God to act in His time.

Today’s One Thing

Read Habakkuk’s prayer and God’s response (Habakkuk 3, yes, the whole chapter). Consider what parts of this exchange speaks to your heart, and then take your concerns to God and listen for His reply.

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