Read Habakkuk 1 today.

The book of Habakkuk is one of those we do not normally expect to find in the Bible. It is a book relating a conversation of Habakkuk with God. And this is not the kind of conversation we might expect. For reasons I do not fully grasp, we seem to think the only words we are permitted to say to God are expressions of praise and worship, thoughts and feelings about how great and wonderful God is. But what are we to say when we are not actually thinking and feeling those things? What should we express when our world is crashing down around us? Are we still supposed to use only words of praise and worship? Are we supposed to pretend our true feelings do not exist?
I know my answer. My answer follows the example of Habakkuk. I have become comfortable with expressing not only my joy, but also my frustration and discouragement. I have sometimes said to God, “I just don’t get it! What are You doing?!? Why aren’t You doing something about this mess? Did You go on vacation for a while?”
I suspect you may have wanted to say the same things from time to time. Perhaps you thought such honesty with God is not allowed. The conversation between Habakkuk and God reminds us of something very important. The relationship God wants with us is an honest one. God is big enough to handle our thoughts and feelings. All of them. When was the last time you had the whole conversation with God?
May we boldly and honestly share with God today. And may we earnestly listen as God shares with us.
Habakkuk 1:2-4 NIV
How long, Lord, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you, “Violence!” but you do not save? [3] Why do you make me look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrongdoing? Destruction and violence are before me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. [4] Therefore the law is paralyzed, and justice never prevails. The wicked hem in the righteous, so that justice is perverted.