Talking with God When Pain Looms Large

This past weekend at Eastbrook Church I continued our series “Turning to God in Troubling Times” drawn from the 7th century B.C. prophet Habakkuk. This week, we walked through Habakkuk 1:12-2:1, where the prophet lifts up his second prayer of complaint to God. I offered special attention to the idea of standing at the watchtower of our lives in waiting on God.

You can view a video of the message and the accompanying outline below. You can listen to the message via our audio podcast here.

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Eyes on God (Habakkuk 1:12-13)

The character of God

Engaging with God personally


Words with God (Habakkuk 1:13-17)

The painful details of Babylonian invasion (1:14-16)

Two lingering questions:

  1. Why does God tolerate the advance of evil people? (1:13)
  2. Will it continue forever? (1:17)


Waiting on God (Habakkuk 2:1)

Standing watch



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