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 KJV
All fall down. No one ever said that you wouldn’t fall. We know that Proverbs 24:16 tells us that while a just man will fall seven times, rising up again, a wicked will fall into mischief… Meaning, the just arise when they fall, no matter how often they fall, but the wicked, when they fall, stay there, in that fallen state.
Sometimes, there are those, our enemies, that do rejoice when they see us fall. This can be discouraging. It may even tempt us to remain in a fallen place, maybe make it harder to get up. Allow me to say, whether they rejoice or not, arise! God is light in every dark place. His strength is made perfect in all of our weakness.
I am coming off of an unimaginably challenging week last week and entering a new week. I will admit, my faith was tried, I was threatened, I felt defeated, I wanted to give up. But God, is light unto me. But God is the Solid Rock on which I place my feet. And, I shall arise. I am not defeated for Christ has neither forsaken me, nor forgotten me.
When I fall… I shall ARISE…
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