Do you know some crappy people?
Like, those people that just kinda stink and seem to get everything handed to them and all you can do is roll your eyes and get a little bitter about it?
I think that’s the type of person David is dealing with in this psalm.
For the wicked boasts of the desire of his soul, and the one greedy for gain curses and renounces the Lord.
His ways prosper at all times… (v3 & 5)
I get so frustrated with people like this. I get frustrated that, here I am, trying to do the right thing, keep on the straight and narrow, live life well and I feel like I’m getting the shaft.
I feel like God doesn’t see all the good I’m doing.
I feel like God looks over how righteous I am.
I feel like God could care less about actions of His people.
But my feelings don’t always win.
And Truth says that God doesn’t care about all the good I do – but He cares about the good that Jesus did on the cross and sees me as righteous because of that!
Truth says that the enemy doesn’t win the day and the the people of God will always be covered in His abounding love.
But You do see, for you note mischief and vexation, that You may take it into Your hands; to You the helpless commits himself; You have been the helper of the fatherless.
O Lord, You hear the desire of the afflicted; You will strengthen their heart; You will incline Your ear to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more. (v14 & 17-18)
God sees His people.
But most importantly, He sees His people through the blood of Jesus.
We don’t have to fight our way into the Kingdom.
We don’t have to prove ourselves with good works.
We just need to rest in the One who hears the desire of the afflicted.