Scripture: Habakkuk 1:1-12
When a boxer or a wrestler is on the ropes it means they are in big trouble. Their strength is waning and they might lose their match. If you ever have or you are even struggling with your faith or even more struggling with God, having a hard time believing that God cares, that God is even listening, that God is even involved or that God is even good then Habakkuk's story is for you. If you have ever been mad or you are mad at God, because of something He did or something He didn’t do then Habakkuk's story is for you. In this message, Dr. Merritt journeys through Habakkuk 1 to detail how Habakkuk handles and God responds to doubt.
"Habakkuk has pinpointed the single biggest problem everyone in this room has with God. Do you know what it is? When we know God can, but He doesn’t. God can stop the violence. God can stop the injustice. God can stop the lawlessness. God can stop the oppression, but He doesn’t. Are you frustrated with God? Tell Him. Can I let you in on a secret? He knows you are anyway. Are you questioning God? Go ahead and question Him. He knows you are asking anyway. God can handle your questions. God can handle your frustrations. God can handle your doubts." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: doubt, questions, answers, superstition, anger, depression, frustration, answers, prayer, wrestle, On the Ropes, Babylon, difficulty, challenge, crushed, hurt, understanding, character, remember, recall
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.