Hope in hard times There is so much happening in Britain which is both depressing and quite frightening for Christians at present. How can we keep our spirits up? John Benton The great anchor for the Christian’s joy is the sovereignty of God which does not diminish when times are bad. To encourage our own congregation recently we have been looking at the Old Testament prophecy of Habakkuk. They were dark days for the prophet. Because of their sins, his nation was facing invasion by the brutal Babylonians at the behest of God. Habakkuk had to work through some agonising questions about what God was doing. But one of the standout features of his book is his great prayer: ‘LORD, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, O LORD. Renew them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy’ (3.2). subscribe now Join today to gain access to the rest of this article and many others. more info login If you are already a subscriber, log in to continue. log in access code If you have an access code, enter it here: Go free trial Get free access for 14 days: Sign up Click here to find out how we take care of your personal data.