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Faith in the Face of God's Sovereignty, Pt. 1

April 21, 2013 Speaker: Brent Small Series: Habakkuk

Passage: Habakkuk 1:1–1:4

In this sermon podcast on Habakkuk 1:1-4, Pastor Brent reveals the first of four opportunities for God’s people to exercise faith in the midst of God’s perplexing yet sovereign ways.

Habakkuk was a prophet of God ministering in the land of Judah. He ministered with his contemporaries Jeremiah, Nahum and Zephaniah. The moral depravity of Judah was spirally downward and out of control. Habakkuk describes the situation in the land as one of violence, destruction, strife, contention and injustice.

Habakkuk was a faithful prophet who had beseeched the Lord on behalf of his nation. He prayed that the Lord would save His people, bringing spiritual cleansing to the nation. However, God was silent. God had not yet answered Habakkuk’s prayers and Habakkuk was perplexed. He prayed to God and asked God why He had not responded. To Habakkuk, God seemed to be indifferent to the evil and injustice that plagued the land of Judah.

God’s people often become perplexed and even doubt why God works in the way that He does. His sovereign ways often times seem perplexing and out of line with His character. How are we as God’s people to respond when cannot see, perceive or understand God’s sovereign ways? We must respond in faith when faced with the sovereignty of God.

In this sermon podcast on Habakkuk 1:1-4, Pastor Brent reveals the first of four opportunities for God’s people to exercise faith in the midst of God’s perplexing yet sovereign ways.