April 5, 2012
Micah 7:7-9 “But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord. I wait for God my Savior, my God will hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light. Because I have sinned against Him, I will bear the Lord’s wrath, until He pleads my case and establishes my right. He will bring me out into the light; I will see His righteousness.”
These verses remind me that the wrongs I have done in the past – and the sins I commit today – are only against the Lord. Even thought I committed these crimes and broke the law – it is not the law I ultimately answer to. God allowed the law to get my attention – but He is the One who is chastising me. That is why I can confidently say, “I will bear the Lord’s wrath until He pleads my case.” And I will “watch in hope for the Lord because He will hear me.”
I know that I won’t do a day longer in prison than He has planned for me to do. And I know that each day He has me set aside, I am growing stronger in who I am and what my purpose is.
And I can again confidently say, “Though I have fallen, I will rise! Though I sit in darkness, the Lord will be my light.”