Is God In Charge of History?

Posted by Scott Lowther on

Habakkuk 1:5 “Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe even if told.”

The Book of Habakkuk is as modern as the twenty first century. It is a book for today that is extremely contemporary. Habakkuk deals with the question, “Is God in charge of history?” We all have questions about the beginning, process and end of history. Why is there evil? How can I believe in a personal, loving God if He allows bad things to happen to me and others? What is the meaning of all this? Why is the world in such a mess if there is a God? These questions are all answered in this small but potent prophecy of Habakkuk.

Habakkuk not only shows us God’s dealings with the elect but also the non-elect. This book declares uncompromisingly that God has a plan for unbelievers as well as believers. God truly is in control of all history. Therefore, He controls the histories of individual Christians and non-Christians. The Book of Habakkuk and the Bible not only tell about personal salvation, but it tells us about the destiny of the entire world. It presents a profound view of history, a distinctive world view.

Habakkuk has been referred to by some as the "doubting Thomas" of the Old Testament, but in reality he is better called "the prophet of faith!" Yes, he had questions for God, but in the end, He trusted God and it caused him to worship God with one of the most magnificent descriptions of the glory of God in all the Bible.

Join us this week as we dig into God’s response to Habakkuk’s questions in a study I called “When God Can’t Be Explained”. This text is surely one of the most fascinating things the Lord says in the entire Bible. The reply given blows Habakkuk’s mind and he is completely dumbfounded. This study will be very helpful for those who have a hard time understanding how God’s providence works in our lives when we receive news that isn’t all that hopeful. Please read the first chapter and come prepared to hear the Lord speak to you through His precious word.


Blessings to you,

Pastor Scott and the entire CBC Staff