“But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted”

Why does the wicked man revile God?
    Why does he say to himself,
    “He won’t call me to account”?
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.
Break the arm of the wicked man;
    call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
    that would not otherwise be found out.

The Lord is King for ever and ever;
    the nations will perish from his land.
You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
    you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
    so that mere earthly mortals
    will never again strike terror.

-Psalm 10:13-18, NIV


I love the Psalms. When troubles come and I feel in the dumps, I can open up the Bible to find some raw emotional honesty in this wonderful book.

In this particular, beautiful Psalm, we have the psalmist looking to God the Good and Just who sees all things. He is talking about Our Father who is the same today as back then.

Take heart!

God sees whatever injustice you are experiencing.

And He is on the side of the oppressed and powerless.

The wicked will be held to an account!

1 thought on ““But you, God, see the trouble of the afflicted””

  1. Thanks, I needed that! In the final stages of divorce and getting no where fast. This post reminds me that God is watching and has my heart in his hands.

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