How To Live In The Middle
Bible Text: Habakkuk 3:1-19 | Preacher: Pastor Steve | Series: Engage: Do All In The Name Of The Lord Jesus
PRAY! He Prays For God’s Help PRAY!
Habakkuk 3:1-2 This prayer was sung by the prophet Habakkuk: I have heard all about you, Lord. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy.
What We Need To Do In The Middle Is REMEMBER What God HAS DONE Before!
(vv. 3-4) Remember His Glory
(vv. 5-6) Remember His Power
(v. 7) Remember His Deliverance
(v. 8) Remember His Justice
God Will Crush Evil And Deliver His People
Habakkuk 3:11-13 The sun and moon stood still in the sky as your brilliant arrows flew and your glittering spear flashed. You marched across the land in anger and trampled the nations in your fury. You went out to rescue your chosen people, to save your anointed ones. You crushed the heads of the wicked and stripped their bones from head to toe.
A Vision Of God
Habakkuk 3:16 I trembled inside when I heard this; my lips quivered with fear. My legs gave way beneath me, and I shook in terror. I will wait quietly for the coming day when disaster will strike the people who invade us.
Here am I, send me. Let’s go and do something about this mess
When We Can’t Escape Our Circumstances
We Must Trust That God Always Has “THE” Plan
Our God Is Never Neutral About Those Who Put Their Trust In Him
Habakkuk 3:17-19 Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He makes me as surefooted as a deer, able to tread upon the heights.
God Has Not Forgotten You
Come to Church! Hebrews 10:25 Do not neglect to meet together
Pray and Praise! Ephesians 5:19Address one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs
Word of God! Colossians 3:16 Let the Word of God dwell in you richly
Repeat, Remember, Rehearse, Remind Yourself Of God’s Power!
The Gift Of Grace And Confidence To Endure
The Sovereign Lord Is My Strength!
Jesus is not just a resident in my life; Jesus is the Captain of my life!
1 John 3:18-24 …Our actions will show that we belong to the truth, so we will be confident when we stand before God. Even if we feel guilty, God is greater than our feelings, and he knows everything…