What Are We Waiting For? #adventbookclub – Day 14

The Lord Answers Habakkuk Again

While standing guard
    on the watchtower,
I waited for the Lord’s answer,
before explaining the reason
    for my complaint.
Then the Lord told me:
“I will give you my message
    in the form of a vision.
Write it clearly enough
    to be read at a glance.
At the time I have decided,
    my words will come true.
You can trust what I say
    about the future.
It may take a long time,
but keep on waiting—
    it will happen!

 3:16-19

Habakkuk’s Response to God’s Message

16 When I heard this message,
I felt weak from fear,
    and my lips quivered.
My bones seemed to melt,
    and I stumbled around.
But I will patiently wait.
Someday those vicious enemies
    will be struck by disaster.

Trust in a Time of Trouble

17 Fig trees may no longer bloom,
    or vineyards produce grapes;
olive trees may be fruitless,
    and harvest time a failure;
sheep pens may be empty,
    and cattle stalls vacant—
18 but I will still celebrate
because the Lord God
    saves me.
19 The Lord gives me strength.
He makes my feet as sure
    as those of a deer,
and he helps me stand
    on the mountains.

To the music director:
Use stringed instruments.

Oh my Favourite Bible Passage (see the header of this blog!)

I’m not going to say anything about this today.  I’ve written about it here, here, here and here, if you want to see what I think – probably repetitive, but my lifeline.

I’m just going to see what Maggi says.

An ending can be a new beginning.  Hope can be here today while we wait.

There is a Light – and it is coming

I’m waiting Lord,
not for some impossible dream,
but for you.

Yet
even as I wait,
I know you are here,
here in what life is.
So as I wait,
with hope,
I can also rejoice
here and now
– because you save me
now,
you give me strength
today,
you help me to stand
where I am

This year, several of us are reading Beginnings and Endings by Maggi Dawn and joining together to comment on it.  Do join us at the Adventbookclub Facebook page, follow #adventbookclub on Twitter or comment below.  If you are also reading and blogging on this book, let me know and I will link to your blog.

 

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