Psalm 10 — Why Do You Hide Yourself?
Psalm 11 — The Lord is in His Holy Temple
Psalm 12 — The Faithful Have Vanished
Psalm 13 — How Long, O Lord?
Psalm 14 — The Fool Says, There Is No God
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Difficulties, troubles, divisive, evil people seem to exist in every age. In reading this set of psalms, it seems the modern question is not so new: why does God allow wicked people to thrive? “Why, Lord, do you stand far off?” (Psalm 10:1). “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever?” (Psalm 13:1).
When the wicked prosper, we often question the Lord, but we are assured “God is present in the company of the righteous” (14:5) and we continue to sing, “I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.” (13:5). “The Lord examines the righteous, but the wicked, those who love violence, he hates with a passion.” (11:5).
“I will arise, says the Lord. I will protect them from those who malign them” (12:5). Chris Tomlin’s song, “I Will Arise” rings in my ears as I read these psalms. We have faith, we must live without doubt, the Lord “does not ignore the cries of the afflicted” (9:12), “the upright will see his face” (11:7).