July 29 – Habakkuk 3
We’re on a tour of the minor prophets for the rest of the summer: Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. You can join our study by reading today’s scripture below and journaling about it using SOAP (click on the “What’s SOAP?” link above to learn more). Below today’s scripture is an example SOAP from our team. Whether it’s your first time reading the Bible or you’ve been doing daily devotions for decades, God will use this One Thing to speak to you. We love hearing from you! Please use the comment section of our website to share your SOAP, thoughts or questions on the reading, or prayer requests. Join us as we build unity and community through God’s Word!
Habakkuk was written right before the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. Its message is hope and comfort for God’s people.
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth.
2 Lord, I have heard of your fame;
You Are Awesome, You Are My Strength | Becky Newman
Habakkuk 3:2a, 19
Chapter 3 is Habakkuk’s response to God’s prophecy of the destruction of Israel’s enemies. Verses 2 and 19 praise God for His awesomeness and giving us strength.
I have been shaken all weekend from the news of my friend’s husband who has been missing since last Wednesday after a hike in the Colorado mountains. As I cry out to You, my Help, for rescue, I need this constant reminder that You are good, Your works are amazing, and You are my strength as well as the strength for my friend and her family.
Lord, thank You for being my strength. As we lift our eyes to the mountains where our Help comes from, give my friend strength. Now I need to update this prayer before it posts, from a prayer of rescue to a prayer of trust and comfort in his loss. Oh Lord, I cry out, may we trust You and Your plan in this hard time. May Your comforting and peaceful Spirit stay near my friend and her two little ones and wrap them up in Your neverending embrace. Thank You, Lord, that this goodbye is temporary, just a little blip when compared with the eternity You have promised us.
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