Mission Hills Church
Seriously, God? Wow. | What Living by Faith Looks Like
If you ever find yourself asking God: How long do I have to call for help? Why aren't you acting on my behalf? Why aren’t you fighting for me? You are not alone. But take heart, facing uncertainty with hope is possible. Join us in learning how to trust God in the midst of the ups and downs of life.
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  • Littleton Campus
    620 Southpark Dr, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Saturday 5:00 PM, Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:00 AM
  • North Littleton Campus / Mission Hills en Español
    5804 S Datura St, Littleton, CO 80120, USA
    Sunday 9:15 AM, Sunday 11:30 AM
Welcome to Mission Hills!
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Mission Hills is a church family—a family who wants to extend to you the same love, hope, and joy that we have received. We know that we cannot be all things to all people. But we do want to be one thing to all people. We want to be the place where anyone, of any age, of any level of spiritual maturity, of any economic class, of any ethnicity, of any church background—or no church background—can meet God in a way that transforms their life…forever!

If you are a first time guest, we would love to meet you! Stop by the Welcome Center for a free gift.
How do I embrace a God I don't fully understand?
Our lives are supposed to be defined by our trust in God.
Belief is foundational, but faith is always optional.
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth. (Hab. 3:1)
The 3 R's of prayer: requesting, remembering and responding. .
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet. On shigionoth. (Hab. 3:1)
Habakkuk is asking God to “do it again.”
3 God came from Teman, the Holy One from Mount Paran. His glory covered the heavens and his praise filled the earth. 4 His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden. 5 Plague went before him; pestilence followed his steps.

6 He stood, and shook the earth; he looked, and made the nations tremble. The ancient mountains crumbled and the age-old hills collapsed-- but he marches on forever. 7 I saw the tents of Cushan in distress, the dwellings of Midian in anguish.

8 Were you angry with the rivers, LORD? Was your wrath against the streams? Did you rage against the sea when you rode your horses and your chariots to victory? 9 You uncovered your bow, you called for many arrows. You split the earth with rivers; 10 the mountains saw you and writhed. Torrents of water swept by; the deep roared and lifted its waves on high. 11 Sun and moon stood still in the heavens at the glint of your flying arrows, at the lightning of your flashing spear. 12 In wrath you strode through the earth and in anger you threshed the nations. 13 You came out to deliver your people, to save your anointed one. You crushed the leader of the land of wickedness, you stripped him from head to foot. 14 With his own spear you pierced his head when his warriors stormed out to scatter us, gloating as though about to devour the wretched who were in hiding. 15 You trampled the sea with your horses, churning the great waters. (Hab 3:3-15)
⚫ Teman & Mount Paran – rough geographical boundaries of the journey.
⚫ Plague and pestilence – miracles God did to get the Egyptians to release Israel
⚫ Cushan & Midian – enemy tribes God enabled them to defeat along the way
⚫ Rivers, streams and seas – miracles at the Nile and the Red Sea
⚫ Sun and moon standing still – miracle of Joshua 10:13
⚫ Leader of the land of wickedness – probably Pharoah
⚫ Trampled the sea – destruction of the Egyptian army in the Red Sea

What God has done in the past, He can be trusted to do again in the future.
I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. (Hab 3:16a)
Habakkuk responded to what he remembered with awe.
What are the sources of my awe?
Belief recognizes what's true. Faith reorganizes around that truth.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity to come on the nation invading us. (Hab 3:16b)
Living by faith means waiting patiently, even in difficulty.
Key's to Waiting Well:
1. Be careful to stay faithful.
2. Don’t just wait, watch.
3. Wait on Who, not what.
4. Don’t just wait on God, wait with God.
Living by faith means rejoicing in our relationship with God more than the blessings of God.
Living by faith means standing tall on even the smallest signs of hope.
Living by faith means recognizing and reorganizing around God's faithfulness.
1. Where have you seen God’s faithfulness on display?
2. How do you need to reorganize your life around the truth? (Wait patiently? Rejoice in relationship? Standing on small signs of hope?)