Friday, January 13, 2017

waiting for terror no more

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted;
you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear
to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more.
Psalm 10:17-18

The Lord will hear the cries of injustice that come to Him from the oppressed. This Psalm brings clear perspective to those who suffer at the hands of oppressive human systems. God will bring justice. He will protect the weak ones who trust in Him even though at times it seems that the wicked prosper.

At issue is the way we experience injustice. From our timebound and broken experience of life sometimes it feels as if justice will not come and God is far away. But God works on a larger scale with eternity in His grasp. And He moves to bring justice perfectly and not in a reactionary way.

Thank You for Your wise care of the needy and oppressed. We will trust in You despite our feelings and our limited viewpoint. You are in control and Your ways are perfect.

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