Pastor Tom Grieb continues our series "Majoring in the Minors" with a message from the prophet Habakkuk.

Every so often things get so tough that we wonder where God is in the mix. We may even want to have a “word” with him. We wonder why things are happening as they are. We figure that since we believe, we should be exempt from some of life’s problems. We all know from experience that that’s not the case.

Habakkuk, one of the Minor Prophets who prophesied during a very tough time, challenged God about such things. He wondered out loud why things were as they were. Instead of offering a word from the Lord, he offered a word to God. He gives voice to those times when we wonder out loud.

In the end, Habakkuk came to resolve that if everything was taken away, he would still praise the Lord. He resolved to put his faith in God even if circumstances weren’t very good. I had a professor years ago call that “disinterested religion.” Disinterested religion is a pursuit of God that is not for selfish gain, but to simply know the Lord and to follow his ways.

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Passage: Habakkuk 3:16-19

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