Habakkuk 3 records a psalm which is also a prayer. The psalm asks God to renew His work among His covenant people and temper His judgment with mercy, to revive His people even during their time of judgement and exile. Habakkuk speaks of God in the third person to describe how God comes on the earth so powerfully and inflicts judgment on His opponents. God has done so in the past, and will most certainly do so again in the future. Thus Habakkuk ends the psalm with assurance, noting that he can choose joy in the midst of difficulty because the LORD is his strength.
The outline of the passage is as follows: