Though I Fall
Updated: Mar 7, 2022
Micah 7:8, “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” (NIV).
Have you fallen this week? Did you mess up? Did you do that thing you told yourself you’d never do again? Take heart, Beloved. This is not the end.
Though we fall, because of Christ we have the ability to rise again. Though we have reached a dark place the Lord is our ever present source of help and light.
The next verse after Micah 7:8 is thought provoking. Verse nine says, “Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the LORD’s wrath, until he pleads my case and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness” (NIV).
Keep in mind, this was an old testament writer. God has already pleaded our case through the person of Jesus Christ, and because of our Savior’s righteousness we have been declared holy. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1, ESV).
So with how much more certainty and joy can we proclaim the truth in this passage of Micah? Though we fall, we have been made able in Christ to rise again. Though we are in a dark place, the light of the Lord is one prayer away. Let us not give the enemy the chance to gloat over us. His accusations have been declared lies because of Jesus Christ, and he would love nothing more than to trap us in a pit of self-condemnation and shame.
Look away from him and his deception. Look to Jesus. And rise again.
Question: Are you struggling with getting back up today?
Proverbs 24:16, "For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again..." (NIV).
Psalm 3:3, "But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head" (ESV).