Heavenly Father, thank You for Habakkuk who, despite the violence and destruction he had to go through, held fast to Your precious promises and determined to praise Your name, no matter what terrors, tribulation, or trials he had to face. Thank You for their prophetic writings which help us to see the end from the beginning, and I praise Your name for the assurance that justice will one day be carried out. May I be equally determined to trust in Your love and rest in the truth of Your Word. In Jesus' name I pray, AMEN.
Loving Lord, I do not always understand why certain things are permitted in my life and why evil men so often appear to prosper, but I trust in Your love, for You are my Father and I am Your child. I understand, Lord, that in this world there will be trials, but praise be to Christ Jesus my Lord, for He has overcome the world. In Jesus' name, AMEN.