“O LORD, how long shall I cry for help, and you will not hear?” (v2). The prophet Habakkuk cried out to God because “the law is paralyzed, and justice never goes forth” (v4) in Judah. Habakkuk knew God was not a mute idol of silver or gold, so he expected God’s active response (2:19-20). He received a vision of victorious justice: God “marched through the earth in fury ... for the salvation of [His] people” (3:13-14).
“Though the fig tree should not blossom … yet I will rejoice in the Lord” (3:17). Habakkuk believed that God would bring peace to those suffering in Israel. He who sent Jesus for our salvation will freely give us “all things” we need (Rom 8).