“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me” (Micah 7:8).Text — Micah 7:8-11
The Bible is replete with accounts of men and women who recovered almost everything they lost and were blessed again because they depended on the Almighty God. Such Bible characters include people like Job, Ruth, and David. Most men are tempted to give up in anguish when clouds of despair, failure, defeat and temptation come their way. They turn their thought and focus away from divine help, favour and mercy.
In our text, Prophet Micah gave a message of hope and possibility of rising again after a fall. Job proved beyond any shadow of doubt that with God, there is no permanent failure. Despite all the discouragements from his wife and friends, Job remained steadfast, looking unto God. The youth that has fallen must have the desire to rise again and succeed. Desire coupled with action depends on the individual and it must agree with the plan of God. Sometimes the challenges that come our way are mere tests. Since adversity will come to us all, we must rely on Christ and be patient for Him to carry us through.
With God, there is no permanent failure
Patiently wait for the plan of God.
Prayer for today
Lord help me to rise again when I fall.