Who do you trust in perplexing times?

Mic 7:4  The best of them is as a brier: the most upright is sharper than a thorn hedge: the day of thy watchmen and thy visitation cometh; now shall be their perplexity. Mic 7:5  Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom. Mic 7:6  For the son dishonoureth the father, the daughter riseth up against her mother, the daughter in law against her mother in law; a man’s enemies are the men of his own house. Mic 7:7  Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.                                         — Micah 7: 4-7

At one time or another, each of us will encounter difficult and/or hard to understand situations.  In these complex situations, we find out who we can truly turn to for help, advice, and other forms of assistance.  Some people, as Micah mentions in verse 4, even the best of them, are thorns.  They can hurt you.

And Micah states in verse 5, not to trust even friends, guides (such as counsel) or even the woman in they bosom (which in the context of the time most likely means your wife). 

This presents a perplexing situation indeed.  Who can you trust if not the people closest to you?

That is the natural question to ask, but the next question is – should anybody be as close to your heart as God?  In verse 7 Micah says that he will wait for the God of his salvation and that God will hear his cries.  God then, must be the person that you are closest with, even before your wife (the woman lying on your bosom).  It is difficult for us to understand especially when the times are rough and our actions may be coming in a reactionary manner instead of a calculated manner.  But this is why those who put their trust in God, and SEEK GOD FIRST, will find knowledge and peace to be in far more abundance than a person who doesn’t seek God first, but after they have made themselves increasingly angry by seeking counsel from their friends, wives, and other professionals.

No matter what people around you are claiming out loud – God hears you. Look up to Him as Micah does, and seek Him first for wise counsel and peace.  After all, how else would Micah be able to prophesy all things that he did.

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