When we look at society around us we may wonder why God doesn’t do something. Violence and injustice surround us. Habakkuk questions God as to why he allowed injustice and violence in Judah. God answers Habakkuk, but it wasn’t the answer that he expected. The prophet has to decide to respond in faith.
The prophecy of Habakkuk is a dialogue between God and the prophet. Habakkuk questions God about why he doesn’t punish those who are violent and unjust. God tells him that he won’t believe what God is doing when he hears it.
Instead of God’s answer helping Habakkuk, it creates another issue! Throughout the book, Habakkuk has to decide if he will trust God despite what is going to happen. In the end, he responds the way the people of God should respond – trusting in God.