“Don’t, enemy, rejoice 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.”
—-Micah 7:8-10 (The Message Bible)
Dearest Abba, Father, how we want to be perfectly clean before you. Only You can accomplish it. Purify us from our sins. Wash us with the precious blood of Jesus Christ so that we can be whiter than snow. Be gracious unto us and remove your heavy hand of punishment from us. Look upon us mercifully. You are our strength, Lord; You are our place of safety. Come and help us in all we do and all we face today. Don’t let our enemies rejoice in our defeat. Make our enemies realize that we serve a living God and that we are Your own children. Almighty God, work in such a way that the whole world will know that You reign over everything and every situation. Work in us so that people will know that You reign in us and we are Your treasure bought with the precious blood of Jesus Christ that He shed on the cross. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen!