The question asked at the title of this scripture asks “how should we then pray?” We can use the prayers of Habbakuk as examples for our own prayers and dialogue with God.
What is God telling me, telling us (the family, the church) in this time of darkness. Example: “Even though I don’t understand what is going on, you are God and you are in control of history. You are Lord of all the earth.” How shall I respond to this God?
Dear Lord God, how are you expanding my understanding, and my experience of you during this time of darkness? How shall I praise you? I do trust you for our salvation and our well-being. Nevertheless—whatever happens, I will trust you. I will follow you.
(I call this faith with no back door).
SONG – I will sing… Hab.3:17-18
Another version of the scripture in song: (this is the scripture song I learned long ago…)
Though the fig tree does not blossom…
In 2023, each week's blog is a follow-up reflection written by the preceding Sunday’s preacher to dig deeper into the sermon topic and explore engaging discussion questions.