One of the largest terrorist organizations in the Middle East calls itself Hamas, a word from the Hebrew language that means “violence.” The name betrays the tactics they use to enact their so-called political agenda.
The word hamas occurs six times in the short book of Habakkuk. When the ancient prophet looked around and saw nothing but violence, he dared to question God. Why, God? Why don’t you do something about all the hamas? That’s when God answered Habakkuk in a surprising way.
“Look among the nations, and see; wonder and be astounded. For I am doing a work in your days that you would not believe if told (Habakkuk 1:5). Habakkuk’s faith then traveled from doubt to a deeper place.