Four show into the REVELATION tour, I'm back on the road having delayed my arrival to celebrate my grand-daughter's first birthday and my daughter's eighteenth birthday.In a brief devotional time with the band last night in McMurray, I shared some thoughts from the book of Habakkuk-even though most of the guys thought I was making the name up! Having written a series of devotions based on the songs and themes of the REVELATION album, I had used Habakkuk as a good starting place for someone needing revelation from the Lord.Here's a portion from the devotional book, which will probably appear as 30 Days of Revelation with Third Day or a similar title. I reminded the band that there will be many fans at every concert of tis tour who will be in a similar place to Habakkuk, and that God will answer their cry through Third Day's music and ministry.READHABAKKUK 1.1-3 to see Habakkuk's situation.We areintroduced to the prophet Habakkuk as a man who is deeply burdened andtroubled. Simply put, he is desperate to hear from the Lord and he asks two questionsof the Lord that at some time we have all asked- "How long?" and "Why?" In fact you may be asking God one orboth of those questions right now- "How long have I got to suffer this, howlong till you give me some guidance, how long till I see the light at the endof the tunnel?" or "Why are you allowing this to happen Lord? Why don't you actand do something about it?"ForHabakkuk, the concerns were how long would God put up with the disobedience ofthe nation of Judah, and why was God allowing this disobedience to gounpunished?How long, OLORD, must I call for help, but you do not listen? Or cry out to you,"Violence!" but you do not save? Why do you makeme look at injustice? Why do you tolerate wrong? Destruction and violence arebefore me; there is strife, and conflict abounds. Habakkuk 1.1-3 NIVHabakkukhad no other option than the one that we all face- to wait patiently for God'srevelation. If you are in that place of waiting right now, then don't beanxious or downhearted. The God that spoke to Habakkuk eventually will speak toyou.READHABAKKUK 2.1-3 to see God's answer.It'sa real act of faith, and often a hard lesson to learn, to recognise that Godwill speak to us in His timing, which in the end will always be the best forus. These are the words He speaks to Habakkuk- be comforted by them:Then the LORDreplied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets so that aherald may run with it. For therevelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not provefalse. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will notdelay. Habakkuk 2.2-3 NIVGodhas not forgotten you! He will speak at the right time, and when he does makesure you keep a record of what He is saying to you. All you need to do isposition yourself in a place of faithfulness, dependence on God, andexpectancy.IFYOU HAVE TIME, THEN READ HABAKKUK 3.1-19 and see in his prayer of thanksgivinghow Habakkuk's attitude has been transformed because he had encountered theLord.