Write the Vision . . .

The Amplified Bible renders Habakkuk 2:1-3 in the following manner:

(OH, I know, I have been rash to talk out plainly this way to God!) I will (in my thinking) stand upon my post of observation and station myself on the tower or fortress, and will watch to see what He will say within me and what answer I will make (as His mouthpiece) to the perplexities of my complaint against Him. And the Lord answered me and said, Write the vision and engrave it so plainly upon tablets that everyone who passes may (be able to) read (it easily and quickly) as he hastens by. For the vision is yet for an appointed time and it hastens to the end (fulfillment); it will not deceive or disappoint. Though it tarry, wait (earnestly) for it, because it will surely come; it will not be behindhand on its appointed day.

I wonder if you are really willing to be honest enough to admit that you have, at one time or another, drafted a complaint against the Lord?

Perhaps you never have, but, much to my chagrin, I have found myself in a situation or two that seemed totally hopeless, and where I’ve felt completely helpless to the point that I have rashly verbalized my perplexities to the Lord.

Thank God, He is merciful and longsuffering. The important thing to Him, beloved, is that we wait to see what He will say and that we are willing to agree with His perspective. This means that we will allow ourselves to be chastised, corrected and shown to be wrong, in order to be restored to a position of faith.

Satan is always attempting to discredit the Word of God. He wants you to get so discouraged that you will give up on the Word of God, give up on God, just plain give up. This is what 1 Peter 1:7 calls “the trial of your faith.”

Hide it in your Heart . . .

The good news is that, as you turn to the Lord, the Righteous Judge, “though it be tried with fire,” your faith will “be found unto praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.”

You will notice that when Habakkuk took to his watch, he was answered by the Lord to write the vision plainly so that he, and everyone else, could easily, and quickly, read it. He was then encouraged to consider that the vision had it’s appointed time of fulfillment and that it would never, never, never, “deceive or disappoint.” The Prophet was told to earnestly wait for it, because it would surely come.

When you take your perplexities to the Lord you will receive encouragement and promise that will cause your faith to rise above the circumstance in which you find yourself.

Also, when you are given a vision, a dream, a promise of God; write it down and review it until you have memorized it. This will keep you from falling into the trap of despair that leads to questioning the Lord at all.

Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee (Psalm 119:11 KJV).

Man is expected to live by faith and in his faithfulness (Habakkuk 2:4), for it is impossible to please God without faith, “for he that cometh to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Faith answers the questions posed by circumstance, situation, satan, and self, for faith operates by love, and God is Love. “. . . God is love . . .””faith which worketh by love” (1 John 4:16; Galatians 5:6 KJV).

Even when you stand on your watch, having voiced the perplexities of your complaint to God, Love that never fails will answer and faith will arise out of the ashes of hopelessness and helplessness to conquer every obstacle and dispel every doubt.

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