As for me, I look to the Lord for his help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me. Do not gloat over me, my enemies! For though I fall, I will rise again. Though I sit in darkness, the Lord himself will be my light. – Micah 7:7-8


Sometimes it seems as though you wait forever for a breakthrough. Satan laughs and mocks your faith, insisting that you are waiting in vain. Micah’s response to Satan’s jabs was a strong confession of faith. Confident that the Lord would save him, Micah declared that although he might be down, he was not out!

When going through periods of waiting for God, hours turn into days, weeks, and months. Satan’s taunts and jeers ring in your ears. Through it all, however, remember that one day the tables will turn. You may have fallen, but you must boldly declare, “I will arise.” You may be sitting in darkness now, but one day the Lord will light all the darkness around you!

The elders around the throne of God reminded John, “These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation. They washed their robes in the blood of the Lamb and made them white” (Revelation 7:14). Are you going through a period of tribulation and waiting for God to act? Stand forever, if necessary, for Satan knows that one day “God will wipe away all [your] tears” (v. 17).


Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vine; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation. – Habakkuk 3:17-18

Joy is the biggest prize Satan could ever steal from a Christian. Someone once said, “If he can steal your joy, he can spoil your goods.” The prophet Habakkuk knew how important it was to keep his joy, and he was determined to hold on to it tightly, even in the most difficult of circumstances.

Joy is the one precious commodity Satan cannot take from you unless you give it to him. When you have your joy, you will say with Habakkuk, “The Sovereign Lord is my strength! He will make me as sure-footed as a deer and bring me safely over the mountains” (Habakkuk 3:19). The little deer’s feet are so nimble that even when he is knocked from a towering precipice, he still lands on his feet. With joy in your heart, you will always land on your feet, no matter the trial.

Perhaps you can rejoice when everything is going perfectly, but what about when the bank balance is zero and all your efforts seem to be unfruitful? Purpose today to “always be joyful. Keep on praying. No matter what happens, always be thankful, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:16).


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