A Beacon in the Dark
Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me.
— Micah 7:8
When we hear news reports of a horrible event, it can feel as if an unrelenting darkness is settling over our world. After all, that’s not the first bad news to be splashed across the headlines this year, this month, this week. It’s so easy to lose perspective and feel overwhelmed. And this is nothing new. Since time began, societies and nations and individual people have gone through periods of plenty as well as times of trial.
The prophet Micah certainly knew that. He lived at a time when the Assyrians had invaded Israel and Judah. Corrupt and evil men ruled, and God was all but forgotten by His people. But Micah had something many people didn’t have at the time: hope. He knew that God was still there, a beacon in the darkness, waiting for His people to turn back to Him. Micah knew that God would deliver them in due time.
The same is true today. No matter how dark our despair, how deep our distress, the God of our salvation is also the God of our deliverance. He never leaves us, and we must look to Him for truth and look for Him to guide us. God is our beacon of light and hope, and He will safeguard us and bring us through whatever troubles come.
Today’s One Thing
Share a message of hope with a friend by text, social media or in person, and remind others of the hope found in God’s mercy and love.