Micah’s message in this chapter is depressing. The faithful had been swept from the land, and not one upright person remained (Mic. 7:2). Evil and corruption abounded (Mic. 7:3). There was no one he could trust (Mic. 7:5). Given all that, it would have been easy to give up, saying “What’s the use?”. But Micah did not.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD,
I wait for God my Savior;
my God will hear me. (Micah 7:7 NIV)
Amid a people who had turned their backs on the Lord and had become corrupt, Micah was determined to stand faithful. Regardless of what the people around him were doing, he would watch in hope for the Lord. He trusted that God would hear his cries and respond in his time.
I live in a world slowly abandoning any pretense of holding to a Judeo-Christian worldview. Those who are faithful to the Lord are often marginalized in a culture that is becoming hostile to faith in God. Even within the church, the love of many has grown cold. It would be easy to become discouraged. But I find Micah’s words here to be inspiring. And, like him, I will wait on the Lord, no matter what others around me are saying or doing. And I will trust that he hears my prayer and will direct my ways. God is faithful. And I will hope in him.
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