Habakkuk; Revelation 8

Habakkuk 1:2 “How long, O Lord?  I cry to you for help and you do not listen!  Or cry out to you “Violence!” and you do not intervene?  This verse reminds me of the headline in the New York Daily News in response to the San Bernardino slayings “God’s Not Fixing This!” which was directed at certain members of Congress to stop praying and start legislating.  The NYDN was right: God’s not fixing it.  We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ in this world.  But they are grossly misinformed about what Christian prayer is.  We don’t pray to God to “fix it” and then go about our business.  We pray to God for the grace to have the strength and wisdom to fix it ourselves, and to bring solace to those who are suffering and for unity of all believers.  This is praying as Christ did in Gesthemane, always ending with “…but Thy will be done.”

GOD’S ANSWER: True, true.

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3 Comments on “Habakkuk; Revelation 8”

  1. SHUTTHATNEGATIVENOISEOFF! Says:

    Great post! Blessings, Emma

  2. Adamson, Mike Says:

    I read this immediately following Mark 11:24 – which was sent to me this morning by Reach Higher’s chaplain. God has an amazing symmetry &/or a sense of humor. This after watching the Christian Bale Exodus movie last night – not sure God would be amused with Ridley Scott’s version of the Great I Am.

    Sent from my iPhone


  3. Haven’t seen it. Don’t want to mess with my memories of “The Ten Commandments” with Charlton Heston and Yul Brynner. Charleston Heston: the Chuck Norris of his day. “Get your filthy paws off of me, you damned dirty Egyptian!”


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