Meditations in the Psalms
Why do the righteous suffer, and the wicked prosper? The question has been asked over and over again. The psalmist here says “How long, LORD?” He continues with the question, “Lord, where are Thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swearest unto David in Thy truth?” Perhaps you may be wondering the same – “Where is God, and why doesn’t He do something?” The truth is, that God is working out His marvelous plan and is bringing all things to a grand and glorious climax. His “Anointed One” will come again and set up His kingdom on earth – be patient weary pilgrims!
- The delay in God’s answer – verse 46
- The duration of our lives – verse 47
- The death from which there is no escape – verse 48
- The difficulty we have in understanding His delays in fulfilling His promises – verse 49
- The desire for God to do something about the reproaches of His enemies – verses 50-51
- The determination to bless the Lord no matter what – verse 52
It is hard to understand why God does not respond to our desperate cries at times. But, one thing we do know: He is working all things after the counsel of His will (Ephesians 1:11). Our need is to trust Him.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 52 – “Blessed be the LORD for evermore. Amen, and Amen.”
“Help me, Lord, to understand your delays, and to trust You in every one of them.”