This lecture covers the Minor Prophets who Dr. Hatch calls the Biblical “problem solvers.” This lecture is on the book of Habakkuk.
Introduction by Anne Buck
Buck Hatch experienced much trauma and chaos as a child but the Lord filled the empty places, restored what was lost and revived his broken heart. In his message he spoke of a young boy who was living on the streets. The boy was approached by someone who expressed sorrow that he didn’t have a home. The young boy knew Jesus and evidently his cup was so filled that he replied, “Oh, I HAVE a home! I just don’t have a house to put it in.”
This reminds me of a verse in the scriptures: “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord; I will be joyful in God my Savior.” Habakkuk 3:17-18.
You and I have been given an opportunity, through Christ’s life, death and resurrection, to have an extraordinary, supernatural ability to triumph in tough trials, to be filled when emptied of all. Like Paul and Habakkuk, we can learn the secret of how to be content in all circumstances. This is possible when we build ourselves up in our “most holy faith,” through the daily reading of the scriptures and by talking to God, and thinking about him and his truths throughout the day. Are you feeling loss right now? I think we all are on some level. My prayer is that we will all bow our hearts before God and ask him to help us draw near, and stay near, so that we, too, will experience this same peace.