Look and See

Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told. Habakkuk 1:5

Did you ever think about how you could notice the works of the Lord? Take some time today to read and/or listen to Habakkuk. Habakkuk cries out to the Lord in a lament and now God begins to answer. Habakkuk will discover that the answer is quite unexpected. In his lament, he asked God, “Why do you make me see iniquity, and why do you idly look at wrong?” In his response God uses these same words— “look” and “see.” The use of these two words implies that Habakkuk should take notice. Not just glance, but to intently gaze into what was going to happen. In his response, God reveals that he does not idly look at wrong. He is correcting Habakkuk’s misunderstanding. God is very intentional in all that he does and all that he has planned and he is intently watching and sovereignly reigning over every square inch and every moment—past, present, and future! Stop and consider that today. Ponder the truth that God is looking and seeing. Ponder that he calls us to look and see what he is doing. He is active in his creation. He is actively working. How can knowing that truth prepare you for what seems to be the unexpected nature of his responses?