The prophet Habakkuk is a prophet of comfort and strength to a very weak nation. Because of the peoples’ sins, the land that they inhabit will be taken away from them. Habakkuk calls the people to find strength in the Lord, their God, and trust Him with a steadfast faith. Habakkuk questions why evil existed and why the Lord permitted evil to afflict His people. The Lord’s answer may not completely satisfy our sense of fairness or goodness. Through Habakkuk we too are called to steadfast faith when we are going through difficult times and weaknesses in life. We find His strength in knowing the Lord works through evil circumstances for our good, just as He worked through Jesus’ suffering and death for our salvation. No matter what opposes you, take joy in the God of your salvation who is your strength.