Thursday, 21st July 2022: God can be silent but still, be at work!

Scripture Reading: Hab 1:5-6
Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it is told you. For, lo, I raise the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwelling places that are not theirs.

Reflections: Violence and so much evil were rife in Israel. The wicked prospered and reigned. They had utterly forsaken living righteously. Habakkuk wondered why God was silent even though he had been praying and asking Him to do something about the situation. He ended up complaining about God’s silence. God then spoke back and told him how He had raised the Chaldean army to topple the sovereignty of Israel as a state and get them punished. From this response, Habakkuk realised that even though God had been silent, He had been working behind the scenes by allowing the Chaldean army to strategically prepare in warfare tactics so that when they launched their attack against Israel, it would be done swiftly. Indeed God can be silent but actively still be at work. Like He did with Habakkuk, He will surprise you.

Prayer: You are lovely, oh Lord. You can be silent but still, be at work.

Confession: God can be silent but actively be at work.