“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.” (Psalm 10:17-18)
I love the promises found in these verses. First, I take comfort in the knowledge that the God of the entire universe cares to hear the wants and needs of His children. His ears are especially tuned in to the cries of the downtrodden, the heartbroken, and the fatherless.
We can also be encouraged that He will supply whatever we need to “keep on keepin’ on” as we face the struggles we’re asked to endure. You’ll notice that He promises to strengthen us in our inner man, but He does not promise to remove our troubles or afflictions. He only tells us He hears us, He will strengthen us, and He will eventually bring about justice.
We don’t know when, and we don’t know how, but we know for certain that in the end, God will make all things right. In His time, and in His way, He will bring about perfect justice. Until that day, we can rest assured that He hears us and will grant us the strength to endure.
Pour your heart out to Him, for He truly cares. –Dave
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