The book of Habakkuk opens in doubt and closes in glory. It is a story of a man who had the heart of God, crying out in desperation for the people who were living a life of sin. Asking God why He isn’t doing nothing about it. God did not speak to him about concern that He saw. Being concerned is the opposite of anguish. Concern is a flash of emotion that will pass. God spoke because a man who was broken in prayer, asking God to “bend me, bend me o’Lord” wanting to be used. We have no reason to ask God, why is this going on when we don’t allow ourselves to get in the prayer closet and let God pour out His heart into us, so that we can make a difference while we have the time.
“We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work.” – John 9:4 (ESV)
“I ask for peace as I look around,
I wonder how it can be in this barren town.
Then I hear You whisper,
soft words, that you see not my concern
But the anguish of my heart.”
God is wanting this generation to be full of His spirit, not to be in our comfort zone.