January 6, 2020
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvelously: for [I] will work a work in your days, [which] ye will not believe, though it be told [you]. Habakkuk 1:5 (KJV)
The very first verse of Habakkuk, really, the first words of the book are about his burden. He follows up with a couple of pleas to the Lord about the burden. The Lord answers Habakkuk’s questions in verses 5 and 6. Let’s look at exactly what the Lord said:
He says, “Behold…regard…” He is saying LOOK! Look, pay attention! The Lord follows with “wonder marvelously.” In the Hebrew it reads like this, “tamahh, tamahh,” which means to be astounded; be stunned; be dumbfounded; be amazed; be astonished. The Lord was repeating himself for emphasis and saying, “LOOK! LOOK! Be amazed! Be amazed! Dude, you haven’t got a clue! I will do a work in your days and even if I told you about it, you would not believe me.” Then, the Lords explains His plan more precisely in verse 6. He is going to send the enemy to help turn Israel back to God.
Not quite the answer Hab was looking for, right?
Doesn’t God tell us the same thing He told Habakkuk in Ephesians 3:20? “Now unto him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
When we ask, God works above and beyond, exceedingly and abundantly! Doesn’t he still amaze and astound us with His answers? He always has and He always will because His ways are higher than ours!
I enCOURAGE you to ask the questions when you have the burden. BUT… then…LOOK! LOOK! Be amazed! Be amazed! Because he will work it out in a way that you will not believe even if he told you beforehand.