“Woe is me! For I am as those who gathered the summer fruit….but there is no cluster to eat.” – Micah 7:1.

The prophet Micah goes on to describe a culture filled with evil. Violence, greed, and selfishness are the norm. He sees a society bereft of fidelity, even within one’s family. A land of confusion over right and wrong.

And we think we have it bad.

Unfortunately humanity gravitates toward this behavior. When we see such evil in our time, it can overwhelm us with sadness or perplexity.

How do we fix this? Is this just the way it will be? What do I do? What can I do?

Feeble

“Therefore I will look unto the Lord. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.” – Micah 7:7.

What comforting words from the discouraged prophet!

So often the news feed can sap our strength and steal our hope. But God hears our prayers when we cry to Him.

“In that day….he that is feeble among them shall be as David” – Zechariah 12:8. 

While this speaks of the final battle over Jerusalem when Jesus returns, there is a truth within it that’s so important.

God can make me strong even though I’m feeble.

I’m so thankful I don’t have to look to myself, the government, scientists, or philosophers for answers. I’m glad that I can face these perplexing times with courage and confidence because the Lord isn’t perplexed. I’m happy that His answer of pursuing peace with all men and living a holy life is a practical and simple answer.

If you’ve been down over the state of the world lately, take a moment to put down the smartphone and instead make a commitment to the Lord to obey this exhortation.

“Wherefore lift up the hands which hang down, and the feeble knees. And make straight paths for your feet, lest that which is lame be turned out of the way. But let it rather be healed. Pursue peace with all men and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:12-13.