But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me. Rejoice not over me, O my enemy; when I fall, I shall rise; when I sit in darkness, the Lord will be a light to me. I will bear the indignation of the Lord because I have sinned against him, until he pleads my cause and executes judgment for me. He will bring me out to the light; I shall look upon his vindication. Micah 7:7-9
There will be times you fall. When you sit in the darkness. When you sin against the Lord. When your enemies seem to be winning. Hear the Lord’s promise: you shall rise, the Lord will be your light and bring you out to the light. You shall look upon His vindication. He will plead your cause.
Ponder: When you sin, you are tempted to hide in the dark. Will you instead look to the Lord, wait for God, listen for him, look into His light?
Praise: The Lord will be a light to you. He will bring you out to the light. Because of Jesus, you will look upon His vindication.
Photographer: Vicki Hunt, "Soar"
We were stirred by Jonathan's discussion of territories vs. hierarchies as it relates to artists and writers. As a writer himself, he encourages creators to push past the tendency to compare and tend to their own journeys as creators.