Podcast #239: “Even Then” by Micah Tyler

Praising Like Habakkuk Even When Your World is Falling Apart

There’s no free pass from suffering for Christians. I wish there were. I have dear friends who are wrestling with God during sickness, conflict, strife, and injustice. Habakkuk wrestled, too. In fact, his name means embrace like a wrestler. May we embrace God’s character through faith while wrestling through our circumstances. Perhaps Micah Tyler’s song “Even Then” can be a part of the soundtrack.

You will be refreshed at Habakkuk’s honesty as we study the entire three chapters of this prophet’s contribution to God’s Word.

On this week’s episode I discuss:

  • Taking a B.I.T.E. out of Scripture – this week’s Bible Interaction Tool Exercises include:
  • An introduction to Habakkuk – I used “How to Read the Bible Book by Book” by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart , but found a great resource from Insight.org here
  • Habakkuk’s name means “embrace like a wrestler”
  • Habakkuk’s complaints and how similar they may be to our own complaints against God – Habakkuk 1:1-4
  • God’s seemingly unsatisfactory answer/solution – Habakkuk 1:5-12
  • How to wait like Habakkuk – Habakkuk 2:1-3
  • Living by faith – Habakkuk 2:4
    • Romans 1:17
    • Galatians 3:11
    • Hebrews 10:36-38
  • Our limitations when we are asking God to answer the question, “Why aren’t you doing something?”
  • Habakkuk’s rehearsal of God’s goodness after his complaint – Habakkuk 3
  • Habakkuk’s choice to walk in faith EVEN THEN – Habakkuk 3:16-19
  • Not necessarily rejoicing in our circumstances, but rejoicing in God our Savior – Habakkuk 3:18

 

 

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Enjoy the official audio below.

Additional Resources

  • Lyrics – KLove
  • The Story Behind the Song “Even Then” by Micah Tyler – KSWP 90.9

This Week’s Challenge

Read Habakkuk for yourself. Write down some observations and then read it again. Perhaps you can jot down your own complaint and questions for God. He can handle it. Seek Him, and allow Him to give you His answers and the faith to wait patiently for them to be delivered in His time. And when your world seems to be falling apart, remember…EVEN THEN He is your strength and will enable you to tread on the heights.

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