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When It All Falls Apart (5 of 7)
Series: Unleashing the Power of God
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Now what do you do when your life falls apart? Hey, what do you do when you get the report from the doctor that says you have cancer? What do you do when that spouse walks in and says, "I don't want to be married to you anymore?" What do you do when you go to work and they give you a pink slip, and they say, "You're no longer needed here anymore?" When you look at your checkbook and all it is a sea of red ink? What do you do when your loved one dies? When life falls apart?
Habakkuk in the Old Testament lived at a time when his life and the life of his nation were falling apart, and he has the answer for you and me as to what to do when it all falls apart. So if you'll turn to Habakkuk chapter 3. Habakkuk is in the Old Testament. This is how you get there, because it's sometimes it's hard to find. You go to the book of Matthew, the first book in the New Testament and you turn left and you go five books and then you stop at Habakkuk. And if you get to Genesis, you've gone too far. But Habakkuk chapter 3, such a great passage of Scripture.
Scripture says this in verse 16: "I heard and my inward parts trembled; at the sound my lips quivered. Decay enters my bones and in my place I tremble because I must wait quietly for the day of distress for the people to arise who will invade us. Though the fig tree should not blossom, and there be no fruit on the vines; though the yield of the olive should fail and the fields produce no food; though the flocks should be cut off from the fold and there be no cattle in the stalls, yet I will exalt in the LORD. I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength and he has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk in my high places. For the choir director on my stringed instruments."
Habakkuk was a prophet. He lived at the time in the life of the people of Judah when the light was goi ...
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