Erin Ahnfeldt: Habakkuk
I will stand at my watch
and station myself on the ramparts;
I will look to see what He will say to me,
and what answer I am to give to this complaint (2:1).
Habakkuk uses the words “watch,” “look” and “see” all in one verse (2:1). He’s hungry to know God’s answers to his questions, and these are questions that rise up in the midst of difficulty.
So what does he do? He takes a “stand at the watch” and looks for God.
This past year as a public school teacher, I’ve seen more anxiety, isolation, and brokenness than ever before. And that’s not just the kids’ brokenness. I’ve dealt with my own brokenness as well, and I’ve seen it in my colleagues.
Jonathan shared that during the difficult times in our lives, we’re faced with a choice to either fall apart, or, like Habakkuk, let the questions drive us to “watch” and “look” for God. In the end, my need, and all the questions that come with it, are helpful because they force me to seek God and eventually discover I’m not alone.