Micah 7:8 “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness the Lord shall be a light unto me.”
I have always read this scripture incorrectly. For some reason, I always made “enemy” plural. I would read it in my mind “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemies.” As if every person who hurt me, rejected me, or didn’t agree with me was automatically an enemy.
I have come to the realization that no matter the situation, there is only one enemy at work. The person that continues to hurt you, despite your best efforts to love them – is not your true enemy. The saint that sows discord and contention in your local assembly is also not the real enemy. Your spouse, with whom you can’t seem to get on the same page, is definitely not your enemy.
Pull back the curtain and see who is working behind the scenes of your life. When you declare this scripture in your life, don’t make it about that one person who challenges you. Make it about Satan, the one who is always at work to distract and keep you from the blessings of God. Put on your spiritual eyes and look beyond the temporal conflicts and trials.
Prayer: Lord, help me to always be full of You, so that I may have the wisdom to be able to discern what is happening in the spiritual realm. Help me to keep focused on You, and to daily lay my distractions and situations at Your feet, and leave them there. Amen.
Devotion by Caitlin Walker