Habakkuk knew what was coming, and it was bad news. He complained and God answered. “I heard and my belly parts trembled, at the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones, and in my place I tremble. Because I must wait quietly for the day of distress, for the people to rise who will invade us.” (Habakkuk 3:16) He knew how bad it would get.
“Though the fig tree should not blossom and there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive tree should fail and the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold, and there be no cattle in the stalls, Yet I will exult in the Lord, I will rejoice in the God of my salvation.” (Habakkuk 3:17-18)
Bad news was on its way, and it was vivid in the mind of the prophet, Nothing was going to stop it. In spite of these facts Habakkuk’s faith was in his savior. He knew the Lord. “The Lord God is my strength, And He has made my feet like hinds’ feet, And makes me walk on my high places.” (Habakkuk 3:19)
We have heard what is coming. We are witnessing the fruit of evil in our nations, in our cities and on our streets. We are, unless we choose not to see. How many storms does it take for floods to cause famine? How much will it cost for a loaf of bread? (Revelation 6:6) None of that matters if the Lord God is your strength. The gospel is GOOD NEWS. Men need it, share it.