Why?

Habakkuk 1:3: “Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence are before me: there is strife, and conflict abounds.”

We see people disrespect their parents and spouses and get away with it.

Domestic violence is rampant in our country, especially under the guise of submission. Destruction and violence in schools and universities traumatize students.

We face a dire economy. Government officials made promises they haven’t kept.

Like Habakkuk, we ask, “Why?” We may also ask, “God, where are you? Don’t you see what’s going on? When will you do something?”

This is where faith enters. We know from Scripture “the LORD is a God of justice” (Isaiah 30:18). In his time, God will make things right. In Psalm 94, David called the Lord, “a God of vengeance.”  Nahum 1:3 says, “The LORD will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.”

God is not a liar. He will keep his word. So we wait in faith and trust him.

Dear God, help me believe you are a God of justice. Amen.

Application: What will you do this week to avoid strife and conflict?

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Copyright 2011, Yvonne Ortega, LPC, LSATP, CCDVC

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Yvonne is a Speaker, Author, Counselor, Cancer Survivor and
serves on the Board of Directors of Christians in Recovery.

She is the author of Finding Hope for Your Journey through Breast Cancer.

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