I said in my post, Mentors in Lament, that Habakkuk was one of the people I look up to for lamenting well. In Habakkuk’s life and writings it is clear that lamenting does not equal “not trusting”. It is out of his lamenting and God’s responses that Habakkuk’s choice to trust and cling to and wait on the Lord stands out in such an amazing way.
I recently discovered a whole series on Habakkuk, on Ray Fowler’s website. When you get to the link, you will see posts 6 through 25. To get to 1 to 5, you have to go all the way to the bottom of the page. There is a link in very small, gray letters that says, “Previous Posts”. Click on that. (Please don’t be insulted that I think you are stupid! I tend to be rather “duh” about stuff like that. I looked all over the website and couldn’t find posts 1 to 5 and had to post a question on the website. These were the instructions that Ray very graciously gave me. So, even though they may be obvious to many of you, I’m saying them for people like me, who typically need the step-by-step directions 🙂 )
Even if, even if, even if…..even if every negative fear, anxiety or worry I ever imagined, happens, YET….
God is still good.
God is still faithful.
I still choose to trust.
I cry out to God and cling to Him in my not understanding.
I do not always see that He cares,
Yet I will trust Him.
When God answers my questions, His answer may make me more fearful.
Yet I will trust Him even more.