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Habakkuk 3:16-19 VIII Our Song of Joyful Faith in the Worst of Times

Habakkuk 3:16-19    VIII Our Song of Joyful Faith in the Worst of Times February 7 2021 


      A. Introduction to verses 16-19 

  1. How does Habakkuk go from “I” to “He” to “You” and then back to “I” in his poem song?  

  1. What does Habakkuk want us to join him in doing in verse 16? 

  1. Beyond being realistic about our fears and resolve, what do verses 17 and 18 encourage us to do?  

  1. What is the progression of losses that Habakkuk anticipates experiencing in verse 17?

  1. How would you describe it if you went through a similar progression of painful loss?  

  1. What does Habakkuk mean that he will exult in the Lord and rejoice in Him? Verse 18 

  1. See Psalm 108:8; 68:5; 13; contrast Habakkuk 1:15-16

  1. Why is Habakkuk able to rejoice in the Lord? 

  1. During what difficulties and trials does the Lord want you to rejoice in Him? 

  1. What believer in the New Testament does Habakkuk sound like? In what situations? 

See Acts 16:22-25; Philippians 1:4, 12-18

  1. What was Paul’s joy in prison based on, if not his circumstances? How is this similar to Habakkuk’s joy in facing personal hardships? Philippians 3:9-10,21; Habakkuk 2:4; 3:18,19 

  1. How does this help define a genuine Christian?  

  1. How was this genuine Christianity evidenced in Alan Cameron? 

  1. What historical facts are to be the foundation of our joy? Philippians 3:21; Habakkuk 3:18 


  1. When can you, like Habakkuk say “The Lord is my strength”? verse 19 (John 1:12-13) 

  1. What does it mean that the Lord will give your feet like a “deer”? Isaiah 351-2,6

  1. What is the significance of claiming the Lord’s promise to “walk on high places”? 

      Deuteronomy 33:29; Micah 1:3; Amos 4:13; Isaiah 58:14 

  1. What can you do to teach others how to rejoice in crisis?

  1. What does the Lord promise when you are rooted in His works in history? Romans 16:20 

  1. What alone can give our nation courage for righteousness again? verse 18 

  1. What encouragement can you take from the example of missionary Bruce Hunt?  Verse 19