Habakkuk's Statement of Faith

Habakkuk makes a wonderful statement of faith in his short book in the Bible, a statement each of us should recite. #Bible #Biblestudy #BibleLoveNotes

You can also listen to this devotion on You Tube: Habakkuk's Statement of Faith.

Habakkuk was an Old Testament prophet who was a bit of a complainer (Habakkuk 1). But we should be careful not to judge him. He was a faithful prophet of God during a difficult time in Israel’s history. 

In fact, he is a good example for us. He looked at circumstances and felt like God’s justice was not prevailing. But in the end, he realized that circumstances do not determine the faithfulness of God.

We aren’t promised smooth sailing, great wealth, or popularity. We are promised something far better. We are promised the strength of God!

Habakkuk's three-chapter book ends with a triumphant statement of faith that we can also embrace:

“Even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! The Sovereign Lord is my strength!”  ~Habakkuk 3:17-19

I encourage you to recite this passage out loud, putting your present difficulties in the first sentence.


View the video of Gail reading this devotion: Habakkuk's Statement of Faith.

For more insights into dealing with difficulties, see:

No Matter What which explains a time when my husband and I lost a large sum of money.

When you Sink into Despair which explains how I've dealt with discouraging situations but let God's Word keep me from despair.


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Habakkuk makes a wonderful statement of faith in his short book in the Bible, a statement each of us should recite.

Habakkuk makes a wonderful statement of faith in his short book in the Bible, a statement each of us should recite.


  1. One of my favorite verses: I will JOY in the God of my salvation! Habakkuk 3:18 KJV

  2. What a powerful statement of faith! I did just that... substituting some "issues" in my life right now. How refreshing to face our circumstances with faith in the sovereign God!

  3. A favorite song from the 80s on those wonderful verses in chapter three.

  4. Hallelujah 💗 Praise be to God Almighty.

  5. My favourite in the Bible..really Awsome!!Praise the Lord our God YAHWEH!

  6. Thank you for such a powerful word it truly encourage in my situation I'm better my faith to know that I can trust God in in every thing Hallelujah amen

  7. Exactly what i needed to know at this particular time....Hallelujah

  8. Amen, God's love towards us is not determined by our attitude or the circumstances around us. Despite what we are going through he is still God.

  9. Just what I needed to her,in this trying time.

  10. This has been one of my favorite passages in the Bible and I have relied on it for strength at critical points in my life.