Micah, one of 12 minor Old Testament prophets, has seen enough. He responds to the sins of Israel with an exasperated cry, “Woe is me!” The streets aren’t even safe for a man of God:
The faithful man has perished from the earth. And there is no one upright among men. They all lie in wait for blood; Every man hunts his brother with a net – Micah 7:2
That sounds like the world today. Our churches are largely asleep; wolves fleece and deceive God’s flock. Our cities look like war zones. But Micah offers a hint of hope in verse 8:
When I sit in darkness (Hebrew rendering: destruction, sorrow, wickedness), the LORD will be a light to me.
In other words, God will help us navigate the darkness with peace which surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).