Saturday, May 06, 2006

Reflections on Micah 7 & Habakkuk 3

(I’m guilty…) Though I sit in darkness Though I fall Though the fig tree should not blossom nor the flowers spring up in spring But as for me, I will look to the LORD I will wait for God The God of my salvation My GOD will hear me The LORD will be a light to me I shall rise I’ll bear the punishment of the LORD ‘Cause I’ve sinned against Him O my enemy, Rejoice not over me He pleads my cause Executes judgment for me I shall look upon His Salvation Yes, I will rejoice I will take joy In the God of my salvation O my LORD!!! You are my strength

Friday, May 05, 2006

Micah 7 (I'm Guilty, But...)

But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication. Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, “Where is the Lord your God?” My eyes will look upon her; now she will be trampled down like the mire of the streets.
Micah 7:7-10 (from The Message) But me, I'm not giving up. I'm sticking around to see what GOD will do. I'm waiting for God to make things right. I'm counting on God to listen to me. Spreading Your Wings Don't, enemy, crow over me. I'm down, but I'm not out. I'm sitting in the dark right now, but GOD is my light. I can take GOD's punishing rage. I deserve it--I sinned. But it's not forever. He's on my side and is going to get me out of this. He'll turn on the lights and show me his ways. I'll see the whole picture and how right he is. And my enemy will see it, too, and be discredited--yes, disgraced! This enemy who kept taunting, "So where is this GOD of yours?" I'm going to see it with these, my own eyes-- my enemy disgraced, trash in the gutter.