Psalm 10: Why, O Lord, do You stand far off? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble? … But You, O God, do see trouble and grief; You consider it to take it in hand. The victim commits himself to You; You are the helper of the fatherless…You hear, O Lord, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, defending the fatherless and the oppressed, in order that man, who is of the earth may terrify no more. (vv. 1, 14, 17-18 NIV).
Have you ever felt like the writer of this Psalm? Does your heart cry out, “Where are you God?” “Can’t you see I need you?” “Why don’t you answer my plea God?” I’ve felt like that before now and wondered where God was. But, the truth is that God sees everything. He knows our sorrows and troubles. He is all knowing. God is there and He will prevail in the matter. We must have faith that God will answer. He will in His own timing. God’s Word tells us that He will never leave us nor forsake us. We can count on that. Yes, God is the helper of those who are in need. Even though it seems like He is far away in reality He is as near as your heart beat. He hears us and will take care of us. We need not live in fear any more! Isn’t that comforting?