But As For Me

Scripture: Micah 7:7, ‘But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.’

 

Observations: When a sentence starts with the word ‘but’ it usually indicates a contrast. The contrast here is between those who trust others and those who trust in God. Micah proclaims that the godly have been swept away (v2), and that there is no one in the land that are trustworthy (v5-6). In fact even the most upright are worse than a thorn hedge (v4). Unlike everyone else, Micah ‘watches in hope for the Lord.’ Micah trusts that God will come and save his people, that he will see God’s righteousness. (v9)’ And so Micah waits patiently for God to save his people. Micah has faith that God will hear his prayers, despite all evidence to the contrary.

 

Application: Often in the most difficult of circumstances our faith in Jesus Christ becomes all the more important. Micah felt alone in his obedience and trust in God, but he never gave up his faith that God was completely trustworthy. What about you? How does your faith hold up in the times when you feel alone, or when life gets difficult? Maybe today you could make this verse your own, and with Micah say, ‘But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Saviour; my God will hear me.’

 

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, I don’t care what others do, I put my hope in You, for You are God my Saviour, and I know that in Christ I am Your child, and You will always be faithful to me. Lord, I turn to You for my strength, knowing that You hear my prayers. Lord, I wait patiently for You, knowing that You are in control of all things, and that You will never forsake me. Fill me with Your Spirit that my faith may never waver, but that I might trust in You all my days. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

 

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