I’m pretty sure he had no plans to publish his prayers or his fears. They were private.
But God had other plans, and not only shocked him His answer, but (2:2), “Write it down”… I want many others to know what I tell you.
Habakkuk could only saw his immediate situation. God saw the bigger picture, including the needs of His people for thousands of years to come.
He said, THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY HIS FAITH (2:4)
Trust me. I know what I’m doing.
Well Habakkuk did just that, and later wrote (3:17):
THOUGH THE FIG TREE SHALL NOT BLOSSOM… YET I WILL REJOICE IN THE LORD, I WILL JOY IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.
As I write these words, the Spanish government is meeting to declare our second state of alarm this year. What will follow are deeper restrictions, increased limitations, various kinds of curfews, and so forth.
Like Habakkuk, we can only see our immediate situation. But we know beyond a shadow of doubt that our heavenly Father knows exactly what is happening and how He will work through it.
So I’m grateful his prophet obeyed and wrote it down