2 am watch. A watchman must be prepared to be corrected. Habakkuk is such a person. He is quite indignant about the conditions around in his nation and not satisfied with the first answer from God. So he puts forward his feeling and decides to continue watching and waiting for a further answer from the Almighty God.
The Lord did not disappoint him and gave him a second reply. But He also instructed the watchman what to do instead of complaining. The watchman continued to see and realized the greatness of God. He saw the glory of God and burst into a prayer in song.
Habakkuk 2 New Living Translation (NLT) verses 1-4
1 I will climb up to my watchtower
and stand at my guardpost.
There I will wait to see what the Lord says
and how he[a] will answer my complaint.
2 Then the Lord said to me,
“Write my answer plainly on tablets,
so that a runner can carry the correct message to others.
3 This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
4 “Look at the proud!
They trust in themselves, and their lives are crooked.
But the righteous will live by their faithfulness to God.[b]
(AMP: “but the [rigidly] just and the [uncompromisingly] righteous man shall [a]live by his faith and in His faithfulness.”)
Habakkuk 3 Amplified Bible (AMP) verses 1-4
A prayer of Habakkuk the prophet, set to wild, enthusiastic, and triumphal music.
2 O Lord, I have heard the report of You and was afraid. O Lord, revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make [Yourself] known! In wrath [earnestly] remember love, pity, and mercy.
3 God [approaching from Sinai] came from Teman [which represents Edom] and the Holy One from Mount Paran [in the Sinai region]. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! His glory covered the heavens and the earth was full of His praise.
4 And His brightness was like the sunlight; rays streamed from His hand, and there [in the sunlike splendor] was the hiding place of His power.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
26 Men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken and [a]caused to totter.
27 And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great (transcendent and overwhelming) power and [all His kingly] glory (majesty and splendor).
28 Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near.