“Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it.”
When God spoke these words to Habakkuk, He was responding to the prophet’s challenge: “How long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?” (Habakkuk 1:2)
Often, the same words are on my tongue….will you not hear?
It’s then that I write.
My prayer journals are filed with beseeching pleas for understanding, for action, for answers. Like Habakkuk, I see pain, destruction, injustice, violence all around me, and sometimes I don’t see how God can remain silent.
When innocent people are shot and killed on a college campus.
When torrential rains wash away homes and take lives.
Or when individuals who’ve promised to protect citizens and preserve freedom lose their lives in senseless killings.
And when loved ones suffer because of the sin of others.
I need to find a way to understand.
So I “write the vision.” I write out the desires of my heart. I express my confusion and dissatisfaction over circumstances, and I tell God how I believe things should play out in a perfect world. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world, so my vision rarely comes to pass. But, I know God hears my pleas and grieves along with me.
This blog, “The Journey”, is a place where I can “write the vision.” It’s a venue where I can share what God has placed on my heart with the hope that you will join the conversation.
What is the cry of your heart? Do you see God answering your prayers?
I’m not on this journey alone. Won’t you join me in this practice of selah over the next 21 days? Please take time to pause, ponder God’s word and offer praise to Him. And if you’d like, join me as I respond to God’s command to “write the vision” by sharing your thoughts here.
Lord, there is so much I do not understand, but you have said your Word “is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” When I’m confused and need peace and understanding, point me to your Word, that I will hear only your voice rising above the confusion of this world. Thank you, Lord, that you have given me the ability to “write the vision” and that you welcome me to the conversation.