If you feel worried and find yourself wrestling with God over what’s going on in our broken world right now … you’re not alone! Who knew this small book from the old testament would have such a powerful message for what were facing right now. It’s packed with solid and deep teaching about wrestling with God through difficult times, listening for God’s voice and trusting Him and His plan. I highly recommend this six week bible study and podcast series.
When the storms of life come, you have a choice. Are you going to live by fear or by faith?
With a worldwide pandemic, an uncertain economy, a tumultuous presidential election season, and deep divisions over race, schooling, and more, it is enough to make even the staunchest person tremble. Where is God? Is He still in control? Why does He seem to be so silent?
“The book of Habakkuk, named after its author, is about learning to believe that God is good and maintains control even when there is so much evil and tragedy in the world around us,” says Dannah Gresh, author of the new Bible study, Habakkuk: Remembering God’s Faithfulness When He Seems Silent “We need the lessons of Habakkuk always, but in an urgent and desperate way right now.”
The prophet Habakkuk was no stranger to storms. He faced cultural challenges, wrestled with uncertainty, and questioned God, yet his story is now an example of how to live by faith.
“When the fig tree does not bud, and there are no grapes on the vines; when the olive trees do not produce and the fields yield no crops; when the sheep disappear from the pen and there are no cattle in the stalls—I will rejoice because of the Lord; I will be happy because of the God who delivers me! The Sovereign Lord is my source of strength. He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.” Habakkuk 3:17-19 (NET)
Why does God seem silent when I need Him most?
The prophet Habakkuk faced great storms in life. His fears of the future crippled him with doubt and left him questioning God. How is it, then, that he is now a shining example of how the righteous live by faith?
Learn how the storms of life can become opportunities to activate your faith in Habakkuk: Remembering the Faithfulness of God When He Seems Silent. You’ll study the book of Habakkuk—which maybe you’ve never done before!—and discover how remembering is essential to understanding the faithfulness of God. Through daily Scripture, prayer, and meditation, you’ll enter the life of this prophet, and:
- Gain freedom to express your fear and frustration to God
- Remember that God is at work—even when He seems silent
- Increase your capacity to practice the art of waiting on God
- Learn how to navigate through the storms of life to live free from fear and full of joy
This six-week study provides daily interactive Bible study and an easy-to-use leader’s guide for group participation. Dannah Gresh also hosts a six-session podcast series to kick off each week of study. You can find the podcasts here.
“Let us not be surprised when we face difficulties. When the wind blows hard on a tree, the roots stretch and grow the stronger. Let it be so with us. Let us not be weaklings, yielding to every wind that blows, but strong in spirit to resist.” -Amy Carmichael (Quoted in Habakkuk: Remembering God’s Faithfulness When He Seems Silent/Releasing September 2020.)
About Dannah Gresh
Dannah Gresh is the bestselling author, speaker, and founder of True Girl (formerly Secret Keeper Girl), America’s most popular Christian tween event. She has authored over twenty books that have been translated into twelve languages, including And the Bride Wore White and Lies Girls Believe (co-authored with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth). Considered one of the leading experts on the subject of sexual theology and parenting tweens and teens, her resources have equipped over one million moms and leaders as they seek to raise their girls in confidence and Truth. Over 400,000 have attended her live events. Dannah is the co-host for Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth’s Revive Our Hearts as well as a popular guest on programs like Focus on the Family and Family Life. She has appeared on CNN, Fox News, and the TEDx stage. She lives on a hobby farm in State College, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Bob, and over twenty animals.