Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Micah 7 Devotional Thoughts by Stephen Taylor

Micah 7:8-9

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 upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness. 


I love this verse for so many reasons. First, this is a promise from Micah about Jesus ! Micah is saying yes, we are all going to fall, some of us more than others, but that’s not the end! He is saying, “I may be down right now, but that’s not where I’m going to stay! There may be darkness all around me, but Jesus Christ is going to break through that darkness and deliver me!!”


What a great promise this is!! No matter where we are, or what we are going through, we don’t have to stay there!! We just have to give it to Jesus and accept Him as our LORD and Savior and He will lift us up. He will turn our darkest night into the brightest day!! Don’t give up. I am going to fall and fall and fall, but I don’t have to get up alone! Every time I do, there is a scarred hand reaching down to help me up!


To me, Jesus doesn’t show me His scars to shame me or make me feel guilty. He shows them to me as if to say, “Yup, you were worth it, and they tried to keep you from me, but My love was stronger!!”


I see love where hate should be and life where there used to be death!! You’re much too valuable to stay down. Look to Jesus and let Him guide you to His salvation!!


I love you all, God bless, and Glory to God, the Risen King, and the Great Comforter!!!!!!



Micah 7:19

You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

It has been revealed to me that sometimes when the Bible doesn’t say something, it’s really saying something! Sometimes, it’s saying a lot, and this morning, the Holy Spirit revealed to me one of these times. In the book of 2 Samuel, there is the infamous story of David and Bathsheba. The lust that turned into adultery, the adultery that turned into murder, and after the murder came the conviction and one of the truest acts of repentance I can remember!

As I was reading in 1 Chronicles this morning, guess what part of David’s story doesn’t appear there? Yup, you guessed it – there is no mention of this sin anywhere in 1 Chronicles during the recap of David’s life! I don’t believe this was an accident or a cover up. I believe it was the Lord showing us a picture of our lives hidden with Christ once we repent and turn our lives over to the Lord! He is showing us that no matter how big or bad we think our sin is, He is more than able to forgive and not hold it against us if we repent (wholeheartedly, humbly, and honestly) before Him!

The Lord doesn’t want us to live in the past but to acknowledge it and turn from it to Him! If something in your past keeps getting thrown up in your face or dragging you down, then take a page out of David’s playbook and truly repent and let the Lord write the next chapter of your story!

Philippians 3:13: Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead

I love you all, but trust me, God loves you more!!! God bless and Glory, Honor, and Praise to Papa God, King Jesus, and the Holy Spirit, my Comforter and Counselor!





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