“…When I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me”. These words were spoken by Micah in chapter 7 verse 8. The key word that should stand out to us is when. Micah didn’t say if I fall or if I sit in darkness, he said when.
This prophet understood, as we need to understand, that being a follower of Christ does not exempt us from a fall. As we navigate the course of life there will be stumbles and falls. For some of us it might be a little fall. One that results in a small scratch that goes away in a couple of days. For others it might be a bigger fall; one that bruises our body making us sore for several weeks or months. Unfortunately, many of us will experience a tremendous fall that marks us with permanent scars. Regardless of the type of fall, we can rejoice in the fact that we can arise. Jesus has his hands stretched toward us at all times, ready and willing to help us back up.
Micah further acknowledged, that there will be times of darkness. While Christians are promised that the Son will shine in our lives, we are not promised that every day will be filled with sunshine. Dark days will come, some so dark that we can’t see our way, and question whether or not there is a way out. Take heart and realize as the prophet did, that the Lord is the light out of the darkness.
When we fall or when we find ourselves in the dark, let our response be: “when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord shall be a light unto me”.