Today you should read: Psalm 10
Psalm 10 is a crying out to God for justice and relief. The psalmist begins by calling out to God and asking why He is so far removed from a situation. How often do we go through trials and troubles in life and do this very thing? We are hit with bad news or a tough circumstance and we just look up to heaven and ask God why or where
He is while you are going through this mess. In this particular psalm the writer is calling to God to relief the poor and helpless from greedy, arrogant enemies who are prospering from the injustice done to innocent people. This sounds pretty similar to much of the world today. Maybe not so much in America but certainly in the rest of the world, tyrants and dictators lord their power and might over the weak and helpless, using them to gain more power and standing. We should remember these people, especially those who are our brothers and sisters in Christ.
This Psalm starts out as a cry, wondering where God is during this injustice but, in the end, it turns into a remembrance of God’s promises and faithfulness. The writer talks about how he knows that God sees everything and how He is always looking out for the helpless and will eventually bring justice because He is the “king forever and ever”. We can certainly walk away from this Psalm with confidence that when we face trials we can, as we se here, trust in our heavenly Father who is our king now and forever. When you go through trials and tough times we can know that God, in His time, will strengthen our hearts and will incline His ear to us (verse 17).
Posted by: Robbie Byrd