Saturday, July 23, 2011

Psalm 10

As evil men do unthinkable crimes in our world - our world which is so affected and infiltrated with sin - it is easy to wonder where God is. We tent to want to ask, "God, why are you forsaking your children?"
But what we are forgetting is that God has promised to never forsake us, and we know he will be true to his word, and he never will.
Oh God, as this world falls apart around us,
as we fail stumble through this darkness which surrounds us,
remember your children;
Keep us safe and remind us of your unfailing love, grace, and power
which is able to keep us forever.
Help us to never forget who is in ultimately in control.
Psalm 10
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[b] 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.”

12 Arise, LORD! Lift up your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
Why does he say to himself,
“He won’t call me to account”?
14 But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted;
you consider their grief and take it in hand.
The victims commit themselves to you;
you are the helper of the fatherless.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.

16 The LORD is King for ever and ever;
the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, LORD, hear the desire of the afflicted;
you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that mere earthly mortals

will never again strike terror.


  1. Thank you for posting this! What a refreshing psalm to a dry and thirsty world!:)

  2. Wow Allison! I didn't know you knew the bible so well! Thats good how much you know!