After major sporting events, most of the attention is drawn to the winning locker room. Players break open champagne bottles and spray it all over one another. Grown men become little boys again jumping and shouting. They pull pranks on the coach they feared all year by dumping ice-cold Gatorade on him. It makes for exciting tv but rarely is anything interesting said. Maybe I’m strange, but I have always been more fascinated by the loser’s locker room. Players sit around with their heads down. Some of them cry and many won’t even speak to reporters. Muhammad Ali once said, “No one knows what to say in the loser’s locker room.”
God gives us a sneak peek into the loser’s locker room as Israel is being punished for their sins. Micah knew what to say in the loser’s locker room. Maybe you have failed in your marriage and you are paying an awful price. Maybe some sin in your life led to difficult consequences. Take heart that God is in the loser’s locker room. One of the most profound speeches in the Bible is found in Micah 6 vs.8 ff.
8 Do not gloat over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will rise.
Though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.
In the quietness of your devotional time, own these words as your words. Don’t allow the enemy to have the final word in your life. We serve the God of the Loser’s Locker Room. He hears your case and is planning your comeback.