The little book of Habakkuk consists of only three chapters, but it contains a powerful message. One commentator has said that it begins with gloom, but ends with glory. It starts out on a sour note, but it ends on a sweet note. The first chapter begins with the prophet weeping, but the last chapter ends with the prophet worshiping.
Habakkuk is a dialogue between the prophet and God, and its message was originally intended for the people of the southern kingdom of Judah. It is primarily the account of a man of God dealing with the problem of crisis and struggling to discern God’s will. We know that he is a prophet, but outside of the book that bears his name, there is virtually nothing else known about him.