Abiding in Hope | Habakkuk 3:1-19
December 27, 2020
Pastor Joshua Lim
Even though Habakkuk is faced with such dire circumstances, he is able to maintain his hope in the Lord. His hope does not stem from his circumstances changing, but his hope stems from the God who is unchanging. As he refocuses his heart on God's presence and God's power, Habakkuk experiences the fruit of that abiding hope - enduring patience and indestructible joy. And like Habakkuk, our hope as we head into an unknown future isn't ultimately found in a vaccine, or in politics, or in an economic recovery, or a job offer, or our lives returning back to normal. But our hope is ultimately in the Lord. And when we abide in that hope, no matter the circumstances that surround us, we can truly thrive.
- Our hope for life is not found in our circumstances changing, but it is found in our God who is unchanging.
- Habakkuk 3:1-2
- God's Presence: God is near to His people.
- Habakkuk 3:3-7
- God's Power: God is mighty to save His people.
- Habakkuk 3:8-15
- Heidelberg Catechism #1 (Question): What is your only comfort in life and death?
- Heidelberg Catechism #1 (Answer): That I am not my own, but belong with body and soul, both in life and in death, to my faithful Savior Jesus Christ. He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood, and has set me free from all the power of the devil. He also preserves me in such a way that without the will of my heavenly Father not a hair can fall from my head; indeed, all things must work together for my salvation. Therefore, by his Holy Spirit he also assures me of eternal life and makes me heartily willing and ready from now on to live for him.
- Enduring Patience
- Habakkuk 3:16
- Indestructible Joy
- Habakkuk 3:17-19
- Application: Abide in hope as you approach God in faith.
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