Why Do You Hide Yourself in Times of Trouble, Lord?–Psalm 10:1-11
1 Why, Lord, do You stand far off?
Why do You hide yourself in times of trouble?
2 In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
who are caught in the schemes he devises.
3 He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
4 In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him;
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
5 His ways are always prosperous;
Your laws are rejected by him;
he sneers at all his enemies.
6 He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”
7 His mouth is full of lies and threats;
trouble and evil are under his tongue.
8 He lies in wait near the villages;
from ambush he murders the innocent.
His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
9 like a lion in cover he lies in wait.
He lies in wait to catch the helpless;
he catches the helpless and drags them off in his net.
10 His victims are crushed, they collapse;
they fall under his strength.
11 He says to himself, “God will never notice;
He covers His face and never sees.”
Are you frustrated over evil seemingly getting the upper hand? You look around and all you see is evil prevailing? The haughty being promoted? The greedy flourishing? The bad getting away with it. Recognize through the words of this psalm that you are not alone. There is good news, however! Evil never wins. It may appear that way for a moment, but it will not last. God made sure of this through the life, death, burial and resurrection of His Son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. There will be a day of reckoning for the sinner as well as the Saint. Rest assured, your God is a just and loving God. In the end, righteousness always wins.
Instead of getting frustrated, angry or losing faith, our job is to pray for our enemies and trust God. No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no human mind has conceived the great things God has prepared for those who love [and do good by] Him. (1 Cor. 2:9).