I’m thanking God for technology. Our group in Krakow, Poland is continuing Bible studies online. We recently finished a study on the Book of Habakkuk.

Habakkuk questioned the work of God; he lamented and asked why God did not take action during times of injustice. The answer Habakkuk received from God did not resolve all the painful questions, but it did teach him (and God’s people) to hope in God and wait with confidence for the fulfillment of the Lord’s unfailing promise. Although God’s ways are inscrutable (Romans 11:33), His purposes are consistent.

None of us knows what will happen tomorrow, but we know who God is, and we can find hope and strength in His character. We know God is good, holy, righteous, and faithful and that He is in control over heaven and earth. Just think about His sovereignty for a moment: there’s nothing will surprise Him. Whatever God is doing, it will be the best for His people, even if it means suffering (Romans 8:28).

During this challenging time, I am thankful for time to draw near to God and reflect on His character. What I learned from the Book of Habakkuk is that our hope is neither in what is happening to us nor is it in us. Our hope is in our Lord and Savior. We know who God is and what He has done for us in Jesus Christ. Our faith is not in the things of this life; our faith is in our faithful God.

The Lord’s sovereignty over history transforms Habakkuk’s complaint into a song of joy. Habakkuk rejoiced in the Lord, the God of his salvation and strength. Today, may it be a reminder to us that our faith looks outside of ourselves to Jesus Christ. May it fill our lives with joy in the certainty of God’s faithfulness to His promises.

Let us rejoice and be glad for the day the Lord has made. Stay connected with your friends and family, do a video call with your coworker for a coffee break, continue Bible studies with your group online. Stay in the Word, and pray the Word. Look to Jesus. He alone is our hope and life.

 

Karina Ospanova,

Russian Language Branch Leader – Krakow, Poland

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