HOPE IN THE DARK – WEEK 3 NOTES

HOPE IN THE DARK – PRAISE IN THE VALLEY

 

  • Chap 1Wondering: Crisis of belief
  • Chap 2Waiting: Though it linger, wait for it—Force/Stop.
  • Chap 3—Tone changes

 

But the Lordis in his holy Temple. Let all the earth be silent before him.” Habakkuk 2:20

A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.Habakkuk 3:1

The most PASSIONATE praise is the “praise before the provision.”

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

WHEN YOU ARE IN THE VALLEY

  • REMEMBER (Goodness of God)
  • God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. Habakkuk 3:3

    His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps. He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations trembleHabakkuk 3:4-6

    2)   EMBRACE.

     

    My God still on the throne. My God has always been good. My God has always been faithful.    I. Still.Trust. In. My. God!

     

    16 I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us. 17 Though the fig tree does not budand there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop failsand the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.Habakkuk 3:16-18

     

    The Sovereign Lordis my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.Habakkuk 3:19

     

    We may enjoy God on the mountaintops. But we learn to TRUST Him in the valleys.

     

     

    Don’t walk awayin Chapter 1. Don’tquit on Godin Chapter 2.

     

    Youwon’thave a chapter 3FAITH

    WithoutWONDERING of chapter 1and WAITING of chapter 2

     

    Lord, Give me a faith that worships when everything feels wrong and a faith that believes when it doesn’t see.


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