Evil Will Not Prevail – Psalm 10:1-11

Why, Lord, do You stand far off?
    Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?
Psalm 10:1

Evil Will Not Prevail – Psalm 10:1-11

Why, Lord, do You stand far off?
    Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?

In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak,
    who are caught in the schemes he devises.
He boasts about the cravings of his heart;
    he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.
In his pride the wicked man does not seek Him;
    in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
His ways are always prosperous;
    Your laws are rejected by him;
    he sneers at all his enemies.
He says to himself, “Nothing will ever shake me.”
    He swears, “No one will ever do me harm.”

His mouth is full of lies and threats;
    trouble and evil are under his tongue.
He lies in wait near the villages;
    from ambush he murders the innocent.
His eyes watch in secret for his victims;
    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.”


Do you find yourself frustrated over evil seemingly having the upper hand? The wicked being promoted, the greedy flourishing, the corrupt getting away with darkened schemes? Through the words of the psalmist, it is obvious we are not the first. There are times in this life when God will seem far away; that evil prevails. But the truth is, God is never far and evil never wins in the end. God promises us throughout Holy Scripture that He is always with us. While the enemy whispers “Where is your God,” Jesus reminds us that he is a liar, the “father of all lies,” and reaffirms that while we will have trouble, He will always be with us … so we have nothing to fear. In the end, evil will not win. In the end, there is a day of reckoning for both sinner and Saint.

Instead of getting frustrated with uncertainty, trust in the mysterious and often invisible ways of God. Thank Him for His providence, protection and grace that is at work in your life … even when you cannot see it. This is faith, and faith is always blessed. Remember, no eye has seen, no ear has heard, no human mind has conceived the great things God has prepared for those who love [and believe in] Him (1 Cor. 2:9). He loves you. He has already won the battle. Trust Him and pray.

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