Pastor Tim Romero
2 minutes reading time (362 words)
Psalm 10:17–18 (ESV): "17 O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear 18 to do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed, so that man who is of the earth may strike terror no more."
Prayer changes our perspective and helps us clearly see the truth. Be honest with God in your prayer time and watch and see if He doesn't turn your frown upside down.
The Psalmist started out this chapter with a question of God's presence in his life and in the world. He's like, "where are you, God? Why are you letting the wicked reign in my life and in the world?" After little time the Lord begins to align the psalmist’s heart with His and reveals that He is at work and allowing things for His purposes. He starts to see clear by vs 16 where he says, "The Lord is king forever and ever; the nations perish from his land." Because he understood now that God was at work through all that was transpiring, he was able to see the truth that God does hear the desires of the afflicted, He is already and will continue to strengthen the weak, and He will bring justice to all one day. Hallelujah!
Take some time today and align your heart with God's. You're going to find that He is really good about speaking into our lives as we seek His face. The world is ever-changing but God is constant. As evil rises know that God is still in control allowing the world to position itself for the return of Christ. Spend time with Him and you will find the strength and wisdom you need for daily life. Try it! I promise you'll see results.
Father, You are truly amazing. We thank You for continually revealing Your faithfulness to us as we complain and question Your intentions. Help us to ceaselessly seek You and allow the trust to set us free. Come now we pray and remind us of who You are and all that You are doing in this world, in Jesus' name we pray, amen.