Embrace a spirit of Worship

Habakkuk’s Prayer:

* He ____________________ God’s __________________.

Habakkuk 3:2-16

* He ____________________ his ____________________.

Habakkuk 3:17

* He _________________on God’s ____________________.

Habakkuk 3:18-19a

* He ____________________ in _____________________.

Habakkuk 3:19

Habakkuk 3:1 Shigionoth: a poem or song of strong emotion, somewhat erratic in rhythm, wild in character and irregular in form.

KEY IDEA:  _______________________________________________; focus on the ___________________________________________________________________________ rather than the _________________________________________________________.

Embrace Finality

Habakkuk’s First Question:

Is God really going to _____________________________________?

God’s response:  Habakkuk 2:2-3

Three things about God’s judgments…

1)  God’s judgments are __________________ and ___________________.

2)  God often waits to give people an opportunity to _______________________

and  _____________________________________________.

1 Peter 2:8-9

Exodus 24:6-7

3)  Don’t mistake God’s ________________________________________

for ______________________________________________.

Habakkuk’s Second Question:  How could God do that, since other people are _____________________________________________________?

God’s response:  Habakkuk 2:4-20

Habakkuk 2:4

The Hebrew word in this verse that we translate ’faith’ is emunah.  

emunah refers to  _______________________, not _________________.

The righteous one, because of his/her faithfulness, will live on.

Key Idea:  Be willing to ____________________________________…

but   ____________________________________________.

Embrace Confusion

Habakkuk 1:2-4

Habakkuk means “EMBRACE.”

Be willing to EMBRACE GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY… and learn to TRUST IN HIM.

Habakkuk 1:5

“wonder and be astounded” is literally: BE ______________, ______________!

Habakkuk 1:12-13

Four approaches Habakkuk (unsuccessfully) uses:

1 _________________ gets us nowhere with God because _______________ ________________________________________________.

2 _________________ gets us nowhere with God because _______________ ________________________________________________.

3 _________________ gets us nowhere with God because _______________ ________________________________________________.

Isaiah 55:8-9

Habakkuk 1:14-17

4 _________________ gets us nowhere with God because _______________ ________________________________________________.

Key Idea:  Be willing to ____________________________________…

and  be __________________________________________.

Proverbs 3:5

“There are times in your spiritual life when there is confusion… God [is] taking you through a way that you temporarily do not understand. And it is only by going through the spiritual confusion that you will come to the understanding of what God wants for you.” 

~Oswald Chambers from My Utmost for His Highest

Embrace God’s Sovereignty

Habakkuk 1:1-5

 Four things from Habakkuk’s complaint that we need to recognize:

– God is not ____________________________; we are _____________.

– God always _____________, even when He does not __________________.

– God is __________________________for the evil around us.

God is sovereign over both good and evil; everything is under His control.

(sovereign means having supreme power and authority)

God is responsible for everything good.

God is not responsible for anything evil.

– God is ___________________________,

even when______________________________________ .

Question:

 

Habakkuk means ________________.

Habakkuk 3:17-19  

“Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines… yet I will rejoice in the  Lord; I will take joy in the God of my salvation.  God, the Lord, is my strength…”

Be willing to ______________________________________…

and learn to ____________________________________.

Isaiah 55:8-11