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One of the most difficult things about prayer isn’t just admitting that you need God’s intervention in your life, but it’s actually waiting on Him to act.

After a lengthy exchange with God, the prophet Habakkuk has finished his prayer and says this in Habakkuk 2:1, “I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me.”

So often after being relieved in your time of prayer that God can help you, you go on with your day and what happens? You begin to worry about that perplexity, about that situation again.

That’s not what Habakkuk did, he came to a place of submission, a place of peace - he had shared his concerns about the future of Israel to God in full. Now whatever happened was in God’s hands.

I think we know that intellectually, but it comes down to practically choosing to station yourself on the ramparts like Habakkuk - to completely detach yourself from your burden. Are you waiting with expectancy for God to answer? When we start to worry about our situation again it actually makes our prayer less genuine. Join with Habakkuk in waiting to see what God will say to you.

A Closer Look

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