By Heather Zempel
Most humans have prayed for anything or somebody in earnest, looking God's will, simply to be left pressured through God's reaction. occasionally we ask, "Why may a very good God enable undesirable issues to occur to strong people?" In Amazed and Confused, Heather Zempel tackles this query head-on through exploring the booklet of Habakkuk.
When the prophet Habakkuk prayed that God may convey switch to the backsliding kingdom of Israel, this factor got here to the vanguard. Habakkuk begged God for revival and that He may flip the hearts of faithless humans again to Him.
God's resolution to Habakkuk used to be, "Take a glance on the international locations and watch what happens you may be stunned and amazed" (1:5, The Voice). The imaginative and prescient God gave Habakkuk was once one among struggle and exile. How do you reply whilst God solutions your prayers in a fashion that turns out out of line along with his personality and delivers?
Amazed and Confused proceeds systematically in the course of the ebook of Habakkuk, exploring the prophet's prayer, God's reaction, and the prophet's trip from confusion to worship. This interactive religious study is the fitting selection in case you are hurting and stressed approximately God's responses to their prayers.
• useful assistance on a query with no a simple answer
• useful instruments for learning the Minor Prophets
• Easy-to-understand, available language
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