Habakkuk 1:1-4 · Habakkuk’s Complaint
Habakkuk: The Problem of Evil
Habakkuk 1:1-4
by J. Howard Olds

A young business executive sent this letter to this pastor:

“I see so many people around the church who have such strong faith that I feel like I don't fit in. I would like to feel confident. I wish I didn't have doubts, but I've got more questions than answers. Sometimes I wonder if I am really a Christian. Can you help me with any of this? [Signed] Bob"

Could you have written this letter? Whoever said that we should not question things surely never read the Bible. The Bible is full of questions. I hope we have created a community of faith where struggles are welcome and doubters are accepted, for there may be more faith in honest doubt than in half the creeds.


He was a contemporary of Jeremiah. He lived about 600 B.C. His book is tucked in the Ol…

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