"God, the Lord, is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, and makes me tread upon the heights." (Habakkuk 3:19)
Habakkuk was a prophet in Judah (the southern kingdom) in 612 B.C.; at the time the Babylonians were assuming power, capturing and taking many of the Hebrew people into exile in a foreign land. These were very unsettled times for the people. Habakkuk questions God about why he allowed injustice to thrive, and why evil people prosper? Despite his questions, he knows – deep down – that God is sovereign; that God is his strength through the tough things of life. God is alive and in control; we cannot see all that God is doing nor all that He will do; but God will always do what is right. Knowing that should give us confidence and hope, today, in an unsettled and volatile world.
And God’s answer to evil people prospering? They don’t……. not in the long run.