There’s a lot we can learn from the burden and subsequent joyful perspective of the minor prophet Habakkuk. He lived in a time where he saw the rapid decline of a godly culture and wondered aloud if God heard their prayers or cared for God any longer. After God declares to his the upcoming further difficulty of Chaldean oppression and gives him the remedy for enduring that trial – to live by faith – Habakkuk’s attitude turns to joy as he places faith in God despite the difficulty of his external surroundings.

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