Micah 7:7 NIVUK
7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
I wait for God my Saviour;
my God will hear me.
Micah wrote these words in politically difficult days. Trouble was brewing and exile was coming. He warns those around him to be wary, to be suspicious and alert, but then speaks these words, ‘as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord’. These are also difficult days politically, both home and abroad. The world is changing and going through challenging times. It would be easy to place our hope or security in particular leaders – you can see how this has happened for many with Jeremy Corbyn recently, seeing him as some sort of saviour figure. Of course, no human being can live up to that sort of expectation – we build them up to impossible heights and then criticise them when they fail our aspirations. This is where Micah gets it right. Human leaders or human insight and wisdom can only go so far, but God’s love, salvation and power is truly reliable.
Lord help our leaders in these days, but also give us the eyes of faith to see you at work in our world and to trust in you.