Habakkuk 2:1 (NKJV) I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, And what I will answer when I am corrected.
Habakkuk was upset. He had witnessed the “wicked” getting the goods in life and the “righteous”getting the dregs. He wanted God to do something about it. He wanted God to answer his question –why are you allowing this to continue? So often, we pray about a situation or a desire and wonder why God doesn’t just do something about it. Habakkuk wasn’t the first to voice this complaint, Job cried out the same question and I’ll bet you have too.
But notice Habakkuk’s attitude! He wasn’t afraid to voice his desire to see God do something about the situation but he wasn’t going to question God’s integrity either. He decided he would wait and watch for God to answer but with a heart that was ready to be “corrected”. He was so certain that God knew what was best, even if he didn’t understand it, that once God answered Habakkuk he would see where his own thinking needed correction in light of God’s control over the situation.
So it is that we ought to have the same attitude. Unafraid, let’s pour out our questions to God, our concerns, our hopes, our fears – but let’s have the attitude that God is in control, God does have a plan and His plan is best whether we understand it or not.