Read Psalm 10 (NIV)
12 Arise, Lord! Lift up your hand, O God.
Do not forget the helpless.
13 Why does the wicked man revile God?
Why does he say to himself,
"He won't call me to account"?
14 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.
15 Break the arm of the wicked man;
call the evildoer to account for his wickedness
that would not otherwise be found out.
16 The Lord is King for ever and ever;
the nations will perish from his land.
17 You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted;
you encourage them, and you listen to their cry,
18 defending the fatherless and the oppressed,
so that mere earthly mortals
will never again strike terror.
God to the REscue
Be encouraged today. God sees all the injustice around us, and he will arise to defend the needy, the powerless, the fatherless, the afflicted, the oppressed, the victimized. It may not happen in the timetable we envision. But with God, his rescue is only delayed, it is not forgotten. Though we may not understand all the reasons for the hardship we must face, be assured that when we call out in prayer, "You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry."
God's rescue, his salvation, has always encouraged the people of God - especially when they have been persecuted or have undergone suffering.
And if we ever doubt that God will come to our rescue, remember the promise of Romans 8...
"If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things."
The Main Rescue Operation has already been accomplished at the cross. And so, we look forward to the daily rescue operations God brings about... and the Final Rescue Operation still to come when Jesus returns.