This psalmist is most assuredly frustrated with injustice and how it seems that the wicked get more, get away with more, and do not have “to pay” for their deeds. Have you ever felt like that? How did you handle your frustration?
But God is watching. As I read this, I was reminded of the movie “God is Not Dead”, and the song by the same name sung by The Newsboys. If you haven’t already seen that, you should, and if you have, you should see it again. I heard a second movie has come out, too, but I have not seen that one. Anyway, verse 4 reads, “the wicked are too proud to seek God, they seem to think that God is dead.” In the movie, the character who seemed to think that God was dead was the one that had been hurt deeply and blamed God for not being there. But God is always there. He may have a different agenda or way of intervening than we would like at times. We need to trust him at all times, good and bad.
I hope that you join me in stating emphatically – GOD IS NOT DEAD! He is surely alive, and he lives inside me. To know that the same power that rose Jesus from the grave lives inside me is a little overwhelming, would you agree?
I want to scream out today so that all will know this power and this love. I want to be bold in my walk. I don’t want to be frustrated by what others have that I don’t, and how there is so much unfairness. What wickedness do you see surrounding you? What injustice is weighing you down? Take a moment to think and then remember you have a God who loves YOU without measure and nothing can separate you from him.
Let’s pray. Lord, humble me today. Help me to see others through your eyes. Give me the compassion and wisdom to handle it. Shine through me and help me to be a graceful reflection of you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.