Living by Faith: Yet I Will Rejoice
“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)
“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 )
“For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” (Romans 8:24-25)
1. A Prayer of Remembrance (3:2)
“Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known. In wrath remember mercy” (Habakkuk 3:2, NIV)
APPLICATION: Share with someone something great that God has done in the past.
2. A Vision of God’s Everlasting Greatness (3:3-15)
“He stood and measured the earth; He looked and startled the nations. And the everlasting mountains were scattered, the perpetual hills bowed. His ways are everlasting. (Habakkuk 3:6)
APPLICATION: Ponder God’s everlasting greatness.
3. A Response of Submission, Trust and Faith (3:16-19)
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet, And He will make me walk on my high hills. (Habakkuk 3:18-19)
APPLICATION: In what area(s) of life will you respond to the Lord in submission, trust and faith?