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.
What do you do when your world falls apart? You just lost your job. Your husband left you. The bank is calling looking for your mortgage payment. Your kids are out ruining their lives and you feel powerless to stop them. People look at you and judge you with their eyes. You feel alone and afraid. As much as this sounds like a country song, it’s unfortunately the story of someone you know. It might even be your story. So what do you do when your world falls apart?
In Micah 7, Israel’s world was falling apart. Micah was a man called to be a voice for the Lord. He stood alone. He stood for the Lord. The best people were wicked at best; the worst, absolutely repulsive. These people make America look good. Really, they were gross. He says that Godly people have vanished from the land. He states that both of their hands are good at accomplishing evil. Yes, Israel was falling apart at the seams. People were turning on each other, households were dividing, and friends betrayed friends. It was the way of life.
Not for Micah. He said, “But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD…” He was determined to be different. He would swim upstream. When everyone was running one way, he would determine to run the other. When they were all walking away from the Lord looking for hope and peace in all the wrong places, He would look to the Lord. The Lord would be his hope. God would be his Savior. God would hear him and answer his prayer. The world can run its way all it wants. It can rebel against God and find depression, anxiety, hopelessness, and death. It can look to wrong places and come up empty. But not Micah… and not me. I will watch in hope for the Lord, I will wait for God my Savior; and He will hear me.