Tim Keller | – Trusting God in Difficult Times – Habakkuk 1 Meditation by Tim Keller

Today we continue this special series of meditations by Tim Keller — “Trusting God in Difficult Times.” This series is meant to encourage you to trust God more deeply and to meditate on his word and what it promises, to give you strength and hope in difficult times. After the meditation, Tim will be joined by Kathy Keller for a short Q&A.

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Comment (32)

  1. With the incomprehensible inscrutability of what is going on, Dr. Keller provides the most sapient and reasonable explanations. While I have never found Habakkuk to satisfy my desire to understand the rationale behind pain and suffering, at least he (Dr. K.) provides additional perspectives to meditate on. Something I (we) need desperately as the world we thought we knew slips away. Thank you and God bless you all at Gospel in Life.

  2. I pray that Dr. Keller will use this format to teach thru the scriptures book by book. Churches all over the world are starving for sound teaching. Perhaps the Lord has determined to use this format for a time such as this? Blessings!

  3. We are not to promote disrespectful stances toward God. When a prophet or any faithful person wrestles with God, it is a powerful moment to fearfully reflect upon. It is not a model to open a new expected behavior in order to be "genuine".

  4. I want to learn the Bible in English, in which interpretation do you suggest me to learn it? I read in Wikipedia that there are more than 10 variants of Bible in English Language. What kind of Bible do you use in your sermons?

  5. God is an immoral delusion … this virus is reality …. get a grip folks … deal with this based on verifiable data, experimentation, facts and science. Leave your 1st century superstitions in church on Sunday's; it ain't gonna work on this issue. Talk to an Atheist .. I'll tell you all about it. 🙂

  6. It’s all because of gods grace. It’s the single most important attribute god gives us in order to survive down on earth. It’s so heartwarming. When you have been saved and then get caught up in old patterns. You beat yourself up thinking god will never love you and that you lost being saved. But this is false. Because gods grace is always there once saved. Gods always there on the earth journey until you get back home. Gods grace is the key. It’s the truth and Habakkuk story is the answer god gives to the question of loosing faith and being saved. Thank god for gods grace. He always answers me

  7. In times of stress , I really find solace and peace in pastor Keller's teaching.
    Dear Jesus, I pray that you heal your servant of all his affliction. By your stripes, heal him of pancreatic cancer. Renew his youth like an eagle!
    In Jesus name I pray.

  8. John 3:16-17 KJV For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the World to condemn the world; but that the world through Him might be saved.

  9. I refuse to listen to any thing whatsoever that Tim Keller says, because the Holy Spirit tells me that he is not only a con man but the secular media the Atlantic magazine likes him. In the 1920's, the Rockefeller controlled news media in America wrote how great a preacher was Harry Emerson Fosdick. As we all found out otherwise by Presbyterian ministers who sided with John G Machen. Those men were Donald Barnhouse & Walter Buchanan. It caused the Presbyterian church to split after Buchanan had died. D. James Kennedy was Barnhouse's student & Schaeffer was Machen's student. Enough said Fosdick is NOT remembered. The Rockefeller controlled news media does not define truth, the Almighty's does. I am 72 with some knowledge of church history. I predict that Tim Keller will achieve the status of Harry Fosdick. Ignored