The Book of Habakkuk begins with Habakkuk crying out to God for an answer to why God's chosen people are allowed to suffer in their captivity. The Lord gives His answer to Habakkuk, essentially stating, "You wouldn't believe it if I told you". Habakkuk then follows up by saying, "Ok, you are God, but still tell me more about why this is happening." God then answers him again and gives him more information, then tells the earth to be silent before Him. Then Habakkuk writes a prayer expressing his strong faith in God, even through these trials.