Habakkuk: Honest Prayers




Many think there is no place for lament and doubts in the Christian life - that both God and your church expect you to put on a smile and act like everything is just fine.  But Scripture says otherwise and proves that raw and honest prayer is a healthy Christian practice. Habakkuk helps connect the dots when life simply doesn’t make sense.  He teaches that, while you cannot demand a reason for your pain, you can expect a redemption.

Honest Prayers of Lament

Habakkuk 1:1-11

Abraham Cremeens

November 8, 2020

Injustice and corruption were rampant throughout Judah. These were God's covenant people and yet so many had rejected him and his covenant. Habakkuk and those like him were broken-hearted and wondered why God didn't seem to care. So he cried out in prayer. These verses reveal what honest prayer looks like while reminding God's people of every generation that God is aware, he does care, and he is always working.

Honest Prayers of Faith

Habakkuk 1:12-2:20

Abraham Cremeens

November 15, 2020

In this second conversation between Habakkuk and God, Habakkuk expresses his concern with God's plan to use the Chaldeans as his means of justice. How can a holy God use corrupt people as his instrument? God's answer is profound as he reveals deep truths about himself and his commitment to his people who live by faith.

Honest Prayers of Prasie

Habakkuk 3

Abraham Cremeens

November 22, 2020

Habakkuk concluded on a great note, a song of praise. He started the book with lament which turned toward deeper faith in God. Now, in his praise, he focused on the power of God expressed in the past and applied it to the present and future. His entire journey brought him to the place where he could see that God was enough even if all the world fell apart around him.