But as for me, I Watch in Hope -- By Lyn Chaffart

"But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me." (Mic 7:7)

Micah 7 starts off with some very "encouraging" words! Words like: "The godly have been swept from the land . . . not one upright man remains . . . All men lie in wait to shed blood . . . What misery is mine . . ." etc.

Of course, the prophet is telling of the atrocities that had just befallen the northern kingdom of Israel -- the horrors of captivity, the desperation of famine and disease -- is it little wonder that his words are so negative?

What IS surprising is that after spending the first 6 verses of Micah 7 painting such a dismal picture, verse 7 says: "But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me." (Mic 7:7)

Why would he say such a thing? Because: Mic 7:8,9: "the LORD will be my light . . .He will bring me out into the light; I will see His righteousness."

The prophet Micah had learned a powerful truth: No matter how terrible our circumstances may be, there is ALWAYS hope! Hope in the Lord! Why? Because "My God will hear me"! Because "The Lord will be my light . . . He will bring me out into the Light; I will see His righteousness"!

What kind of circumstances do you find your self in, my friends? Are you caught in the thralls of disease? Is poverty your constant companion? Does it seem that there are no "righteous" all around you, that you are surrounded by those who "lie in wait to shed blood"? If so, do not despair! Why? Because we "watch in hope for the LORD," we "wait for God my Savior;" our God "will hear me."

So the next time the enemy tries to get you down, hit him with the Truth of God's Word: I hope in the Lord because my God will hear me!

"But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me." (Mic 7:7)

In His love,
Lyn

Lyn Chaffart
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