August 6, 2017
The Psalmist has been greatly afflicted by the wicked–but the Lord in his righteous loyalty has delivered him. The Psalmist recalls his past suffering, God’s deliverance and prays for justice to be brought on the afflicted. When we have endured evil at the hands of others, how do we find healing and hope? The Psalmist turns to God: laying his pain openly before the Lord, entrusting his vindication to the Lord, and seeing the evil done against him as an affront to God himself–in this he finds healing and hope.